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Are Politics Preventing Vikings From Signing Controversial Kaepernick?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. But are the Vikings desperate enough just two games into the season to sign controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick? Sports writer Jim Souhan went long in his latest column arguing that Kaepernick should already be wearing purple in spite of the baggage he brings for taking a knee during the national anthem.

Souhan took Vikings GM Rick Spielman to task for signing Case Keenum as a backup, instead of Kaepernick, essentially for political reasons. It didn’t help that the Vikes looked lackluster in a 26-9 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday with Keenum under center.

Last year, Keenum threw nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions before being benched. Last year, Kaepernick threw 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Kaepernick is bigger, stronger, faster, possesses a better arm and has been a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl, where he came within one pass of winning.

So why hasn’t Kaepernick been signed and suited up? Souhan makes the case that NFL owners have calculated that the potential backlash over Kaepernick’s refusal to join in the national anthem outweighs his potential contributions on game day.

There’s no indication the Vikings management intends to make a play for the outspoken QB. But if the team does a Hail Kaepernick, the development might be just the distraction from the play on the field that some sports columnists are already looking for two games into the season.




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