Kaepernick Won T Play In The NFL Again, By Adam Kilgore

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In the article, “It’s looking like Colin Kaepernick won’t play in the NFL again; what happens next?”, author Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post exposes the NFL for not living up to their word as a league by putting the best players on the field. Instead, the commissioner Roger Goodell and team owners, have sidelined a once star player due to his use of personal beliefs on a professional platform. Thus failing to give the fans the most competitive and exciting matchups week in and out. Based on the authors writing it is clear to see he still believes Kaepernick should be in the NFL. He does this by using examples of Kaepernick’s protest, evaluating Kaepernick skill sets verses those still in the NFL at the quarterback position and speaking …show more content…

In the article one of the biggest supporting statements on this topic is when author writes, “Owners do not want the supposed “distraction,” or they believe fans would not accept the first player who knelt on a sideline during the national anthem, or they personally dislike his politics.’’ Using Kaepernick’s political views is an example of the author using ethos in his writing. It’s clear that the author believes because of his actions while on the field Kaepernick will not be welcome to the NFL. Very early in this article the author writes, “Take a minute, though, and it’s difficult not to conclude a verdict has already been rendered. It’s difficult to believe Kaepernick will play in the NFL again.’’ Throughout the article the author uses a very strong tone on his beliefs of injustice to the …show more content…

In the article the author uses many examples of logos by stating Kaepernick’s skill sets qualify him to play in the NFL today. The author also shows teams resistance to sign when he writes, “As a group, NFL teams have shown they’re willing to play and sign quarterbacks who, by any reasonable measure, are worse than Kaepernick. It looks more and more certain that collective, stubborn spinelessness is going to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL.” He gives examples of teams with struggling players at the quarterback position ‘‘If a league that has seen Scott Tolzien start a game has decided it doesn’t want Kaepernick, then it’s not going to happen. The Minnesota Vikings, with an injury to starter Sam Bradford, gave Case Keenum a whirl Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Ryan Nassib on Monday.’’ Many sports analysts disagree with Kaepernick being unsigned because of his high level performance early in his career which included a Super Bowl appearance in 2012. Even four time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady said Kaepernick is

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