Fans of Colin Kaepernick had a predictable reaction to the Oakland Raiders signing Nathan Peterman.
Fans of the disgraced 49ers quarterback took that about as well as you’d expect. Below are some of the greatest reactions on Twitter.
Point A) Nathan Peterman has thrown 3 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and has a job in the NFL.
Point B) Colin Kaepernick has thrown 72 touchdowns to 30 interceptions and doesn’t.
Everyone who says that Kaepernick isn’t in the NFL “because he sucks” please refer to Point A.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 19, 2018
Judge: “Mr. Kaepernick, why do you believe the NFL has colluded against you?”
Kaepernick: “The Raiders just signed Nathan Peterman an-”
— Ryan Goodwin (@RGoody4) December 19, 2018
Nathan Peterman becomes the 86th QB who has signed since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent.
Peterman this season:
Released by Bills Nov. 12
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) December 19, 2018
“Raiders sign Nathan Peterman…. to the practice squad”
Kaepernick’s lawyers: pic.twitter.com/Vm2cf9nilh
— Mostly Football (@MostlyFBShow) December 19, 2018
NFL lawyer: “Your honor, I represent the NFL and I’m here to prove that quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not blackballed from the league.”
Opposing lawyer: “Your honor, on Dec. 19, 2018, the Oakland Raiders signed quarterback Nathan Peterman. We rest our case.”
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) December 19, 2018
colin kaepernick’s lawyers when the raiders sign nathan peterman pic.twitter.com/cXfL68CR9h
— Keaton (@danorrisgirardi) December 19, 2018
First off, I know this is going to blow a lot of people’s minds, but comparing Kaepernick to Peterman in this situation is beyond stupid.
Peterman is eligible for the practice squad because he hasn’t played long enough in the NFL. Kaepernick clearly is not eligible. The former 49ers quarterback played several years in the NFL before he decided to start kneeling. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From Week 15 Of The NFL Season)
Of course, let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story. It’d be a shade different if Peterman were on the active roster, but he’s not. Those are the facts. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like them.
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As I’ve said many times before, nothing will be funnier than watching fans of Kaepernick freak out whenever a quarterback gets signed.
Kaep has now sat out two seasons. What makes anybody think he’s ready to play right now? There’s no guarantee at all that he’d be anywhere near the level where he used to play at. Let’s also not forget his play dropped off a cliff by the time he found himself out of the league.
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There is no grand conspiracy. His talent simply doesn’t offset all the distraction that comes with his presence. It’s that simple.