Colin Kaepernick's agent reached out to 3 NFL teams who recently lost their star quarterbacks to injuries.
According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Kaepernick's agent reached out to the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and New Orleans Saints - whose starting quarterbacks are sidelined with serious injuries.
The Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending elbow injury this week. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his throwing hand, and the NY Jets' quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the season with an ankle injury.
Smith revealed Kaepernick's pleas to the teams on his ESPN show First Take on Tuesday.
Smith said none of the teams responded to Kaepernick's agent.
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Kaepernick, who was blackballed for protesting the national anthem, is desperate to return to the field before he is too old to play.
The 31-year-old Scorpio has been out of the NFL since 2016.
Kaepernick's agent told the teams his client would be willing to play backup quarterback just to touch the ball again. But still there was no response from the teams.
Critics say Kaepernick is still blackballed despite settling a lawsuit with the league for a reported $10 million.
The former 49ers quarterback spends long days in the weight room waiting for his phone to ring.
"Colin is literally in the best shape of his life," tweeted Chris Williamson of SNY. "He's been working out five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years. He wants to play and his agent has been contacting teams in need of a quarterback."
Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith didn't bite his tongue while discussing NFL Diva Antonio Brown on ESPN on Monday.
When asked what he makes of Brown joining the New England Patriots, Smith responded, "What I make of it is that he's a disgrace. There's no way to slice that. I can't excuse the kind of behavior that he has exhibited. It's absolutely positively embarrassing."
Smith went on to say Brown should be ashamed of himself and his family and friends should be ashamed of him.
"Nobody should condone this kind of behavior," he added. "Because when you look at it, you can talk about whether it was orchestrated or not or whatever, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever."
Brown, 31, reportedly forced his way out of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization only to be picked up by the Oakland Raiders.
While still in training camp, Brown threw one diva tantrum after another until the Raiders showed him the door on Saturday.
According to published reports, Brown's exit from the Raiders was orchestrated so he could sign with the Patriots for a one-year deal worth $15 million. That's $15 million less than he would have earned if he'd behaved himself with the Raiders.
Stephen A. Smith says President Donald Trump "successfully hijacked" the NFL protests because the NFL refused to let him own a team. The ESPN "First Take" co-host said Trump "has won this round" after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams, saying "Everyone should stand" during the National Anthem.
When Dallas Cowboys owner and president Jerry Jones announced he would sign gay football player Michael Sam to the Cowboys practice squad, many observers believed it was a football decision. Now we know it wasn't.
Sports journalist Stephen A. Smithsharply criticized rapper T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, for disrespecting her husband on social media. Tiny's behavior on social media leaves many insiders shaking their heads wondering what is really going on.
Great points of view by sports journalist Stephen A. Smith, who says he's extremely uncomfortable with Barack Obama's attempts to take over the auto, banking and now health care industry.
Smith says those Kool Aid drinkers who are comfortable with Obama's policies must be ignorant to the issues. I totally agree with Mr. Smith, who admits he voted for Obama from a historical perspective (read: because he was black).
But Smith says he comes to regret his decision because of Obama's radical attempts to take over health care and other big industry.
"People may have advocated... government intervention in terms of supervising things and making sure that we all are operating under a fair and equitable system. But I don't recall anybody, and I do mean anybody, that has ever walked into the black community and advocated a government takeover of anything!
We may all need assistance, but a takeover is an entirely different situation altogether, and I'm extremely uncomfortable with it and I'm even more uncomfortable with the fact that race has become a part of the discussion."
Smith goes on to say that acting as if race is as prevalent as it was decades ago is completely untrue and that way of thinking only serves to divide this nation.
In the past week, I've received emails from readers who insist that Obama's dismal approval numbers (39%) is due to racism. But the reality is that Obama received 69% of the popular vote (meaning, white vote).
It's amazing that the same people who celebrated the fact that a majority of whites voted for Obama, are now calling those same whites racists because they woke up and now realize that Obama is not the man they thought they were voting for.
Kudos to Stephen A. Smith for being courageous enough to speak his mind on that fraud in the White House!