Colin Kaepernick getting a workout for NFL teams in the middle of the season on a Saturday is bizarre, to say the least. Dan Patrick has a source that believes it was hip hop mogul Jay-Z who was behind the NFL's decision to grant Kaepernick this workout.
Patrick said: "According to my source, Jay-Z said that he took a reputational bullet for the Commissioner when they had that press conference [with] his new role in the NFL. Social agenda. Social injustice. He was gonna help with the entertainment for halftime. All of this. My source said that Jay-Z was pressuring the Commissioner to do the right thing and have this workout for Colin Kaepernick."
This source may or may not be accurate. Dan Patrick certainly has a long past when it comes to breaking stories. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, but Jay-Z's relationship with the NFL certainly irritated many people. Kaepernick cronie and former teammate Eric Reid, as well as Reid's girlfriend Nessa, voiced displeasure on the situation.
It remains to be seen whether or not Kaepernick ends up employed as a result of this workout.
Jay-Z reportedly pressured Roger Goodell to set up a Colin Kaepernick workout because he took a “reputational bullet” for the commissioner when their partnership was announced, per @dpshow pic.twitter.com/FQZSY4wbb9
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 15, 2019
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Many people have a hard time figuring out this situation, which is actually very simple. While Kaepernick may have the skills to be a backup quarterback in the NFL, it's certainly not worth the distractions and headaches to have him on the roster. He's not a difference-maker at this point in his career and in order to be worthwhile, that's what he would need to be.