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'O Zio

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mike freeman‏Verified account@mikefreemanNFL 1h1 hour ago

I am told that @Kaepernick7 has filed a grievance under the CBA for collusion against the owners. If accurate, this is huge.
I can't see how he'll win any kind of case. He'd have to prove that the only reason he was not being signed was due to him starting the whole kneeling thing. Pretty much impossible to prove as the owners will just say that it's just because they don't think he's good enough, end of. It'd be one thing if he was Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers but he was a bang average or below QB so it's perfectly believable for the owners to just say they don't rate him. Case dismissed.
 

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I can't see how he'll win any kind of case. He'd have to prove that the only reason he was not being signed was due to him starting the whole kneeling thing. Pretty much impossible to prove as the owners will just say that it's just because they don't think he's good enough, end of. It'd be one thing if he was Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers but he was a bang average or below QB so it's perfectly believable for the owners to just say they don't rate him. Case dismissed.
"Below average" would still start for about 10 teams though.
 

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"Below average" would still start for about 10 teams though.
Yeah but the point isn't whether he's good enough to start for an NFL team, the point is he isn't good enough for it to be completely inconceivable that nobody wants him purely because of the whole "controversy" rather than just not wanting him because he isn't all that great, He'll presumably have to prove the former in order to win a collusion case against the owners.
 

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Yeah but the point isn't whether he's good enough to start for an NFL team, the point is he isn't good enough for it to be completely inconceivable that nobody wants him purely because of the whole "controversy" rather than just not wanting him because he isn't all that great, He'll presumably have to prove the former in order to win a collusion case against the owners.
There's probably about 80-odd QBs on rosters atm, so what other reason is there that someone who is good enough to start for about a third of the teams not on any team?
 
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