Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick Courage Award: ‘What Has He Inspired?’
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is not happy that the San Francisco 49ers decided to give their controversial QB an award.
Last week, 49ers players chose Kaepernick as the 2016 recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, an honor bestowed on the 49er who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Eshmont, a member of the original 1946 team.
The former Redskins quarterback was on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” when he decided to give the 49ers a piece of mind.
“You’re a 2-14 football team; he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann said. He said, ”Everybody has the right to express their opinion, but not in the workplace.”
Theismann also wants Roger Goodell to adopt a policy that makes NFL players honor the National Anthem much like the NBA does.
“I don’t agree with what he’s done,” Theismann said of Goodell. “As a matter of fact, the American flag … stands for the right to be able to do the things you want to do, to be able to stand up and have a difference of opinion. I agree with that part of it, but not when you’re on the job.”