Green Bay Packers Coach Goes Off on Reporter Who Asks if Team Will Sign Kaepernick
On Sunday, all-world Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone. The injury will require surgery and likely force the superstar signal caller to miss the rest of the 2017 season.
And so, at a news conference on Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy got the same question that has been asked of all teams with a need at the quarterback position this season: What about Colin Kaepernick?
The coach was none too pleased.
“Did you just listen to that question I just answered?” McCarthy said — having just commented about the other quarterbacks on the roster. “I got three years invested in Brett Hundley. Two years invested in Joe Callahan. The quarterback room is exactly where it needs to be, okay?”
So you can scratch Green Bay off of the list of potential destinations for Kaepernick. On Sunday, the former San Francisco 49ers QB filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that teams have colluded to keep him out of the league.
“If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protest – which the owners themselves made great theatre imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment,” said attorney Mark Geragos, who is representing Kapernick.
Watch above, via Green Bay ABC affiliate WBAY.
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