The Kansas City Chiefs Are Not Blackballing Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Why Create A Controversy?

For the sake of argument though, let’s say the Kansas City Chiefs were to bring in Colin Kaepernick. Right off the bat, they would have to release Alex Smith. There is no way a team could justify putting those two players on the same roster given their history. That means Kaepernick HAS to be the starter in KC.

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There are many who read that and think that’s just fine. However, that is ignoring the fact the Chiefs just drafted Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City has already made their investment in the future. While Mahomes develops, the team needs stability. Colin Kaepernick doesn’t offer that. From the outset you are creating a distraction for the team. That absolutely affects developing players.

The Chiefs are expecting to compete for a run at the Super Bowl in 2017. The absolute worst thing the team could do at this point is create some kind of a distraction from that. It is simply uncalled for with a team that has finished the past two years with 10+ wins.

Colin Kaepernick may fit onto some NFL rosters, but you would be hard-pressed to explain exactly how it is the Chiefs would need, or use, him. There just isn’t a scenario that makes any sense when it comes to Kaepernick in Kansas City.