It has now been two years since Colin Kaepernick last stepped foot on a football team after he had 2016 season filled with controversy of him kicking off protests of police brutality and racial inequality by kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem.
On Wednesday, Roger Goodell held a press conference during Super Bowl media day and was asked directly as to why the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was not on a roster.
He seemed to dance around the subject several times.
“Our clubs are the ones who make decisions on players that they wanna have on their roster,” Goodell said.
“They make that individually. They make that in the best interests of their team.”
He added, “They all want to win … and they all will do whatever they can to win.”
When a second reporter pushed Goodell on the issue he reiterated his points.
“I think if a team decides Colin can help their team win, that’s what they’ll do.”
“They want to win and they make those decisions individually in the best interests of their club.”
I guess Goodell’s comments about teams making decision on wanting to win would make a lot more sense if sub-par quarterbacks like Nathan Peterman weren’t on a roster.