Houston Texans Discuss Signing Colin Kaepernick

ola olugbemi | November 7, 2017
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Currently unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be a case study in whining to get what you want in life.

For example, the ex-quarterback is currently being considered to play for the Houston Texans, even after he sued the National Football League team owners over an alleged conspiracy to keep him unemployed

On Monday, USA Today reported that Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien stated that he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed putting Kaepernick on their roster.

When asked about Kaepernick specifically, O’Brien stated, “Oh yeah, everybody gets discussed. Is that a problem? Isn’t that the way most teams do it. People seem shocked by that.”

O’Brien’s words seem a bit detached from the reality of Kaepernick’s situation, considering the significant fallout that his National Anthem protests have brought to the NFL as a whole.

Nevertheless, O’Brien seems to be keeping his eye on winning football games, as he answered questions about whether or not Kaepernick would make coaching easier by saying that he was focused on the here and now.

“I would tell you that I like the guys that we have and we’re going to continue to coach them and try to do a better job of coaching them,” he said.

The Texans have recently been at the center of the national anthem protest debacle, as almost all of the players took a knee after owner Bob McNair made waves for stating, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” apparently referring to the player’s defiance in protesting while at work. McNair has since apologized for the statement.

If Kaepernick keeps it up, he and McNair may become closer than either one of them would have wished to be.

(Cover photo: Mike Morbeck)

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