Kaepernick's Social Stance May Get Him Into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

I know it sounds crazy, but when you consider the impact he has had, and will continue to have on social issues. It's not outside the realm of possibility.

I have been outspoken in the fact that Colin Kaepernick’s message from 2016 was lost on a lot of us, and whether you agree with that or not…whether you agree with what he did and how he did it, or not…You can argue the fact that he had a profound impact on the league, its players, its fans, and the general public.

So yesterday we discussed Goodell’s apology and what that meant to the players…the timing…and all of that…but what’s most important is what’s done next. And if you look around, much of the conversation now becomes about really 4 things…1) What is Goodell going to do to seriously take action…2) Will the players kneel more or less with Goodell’s backing…3) How will the owners step up, if at all?...4) What does the league do with Colin Kaepernick?

Let’s focus on #4 for a moment…Which do you think is more likely: The NFL’s teams by-in-large, just don’t want Kap because of distraction? Kap doesn’t actually want to play? Or He’s just not as good as we remember anymore…

If any of those are true and at least one of them is…then, you won’t see him. Even if Goodell himself takes a knee, you won’t see Kap if any of those three statements are true.

So, again? What do you do with him?

I heard this on ESPN’s First Take, so please forgive me to taking the bait…but this one actually made me think.

Should the NFL consider putting Colin Kaepernick in the hall of fame?

·Kaepernick criteria:

  • Impact…check.
  • Success on the field? Check. To a degree. He had 3 super dominant seasons between 2012 and 2015. And he took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012, and was a play away from winning.
  • But more important than all of that, he has created more change socially than any player, maybe in league history. If the league and pro football as a whole is trying to be more image conscious in how they handle/treat racial issues…why not enshrine the guy who started it all?

That’s my argument…I’m still undecided quite frankly, but he fits my criteria in his own way. Wanted to talk it out. Before I slam the table for it.

Share your thoughts with me...

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