Elway Opens Mouth, Unwittingly Helps Kaepernick

Today,  Broncos General Manager John Elway said something pretty dumb. As Will Brinson from CBS Sports reports:

The widespread assumption at this point, when it comes to the future of Colin Kaepernick, is he will not find work in the NFL moving forward. It’s tough to get a gig when you’re suing your potential employers!

But according to Broncos VP of Football Ops John Elway on Thursday, Kaepernick COULD have a job if he wanted to. In other words, Elway blames Kaepernick for not taking the Broncos offer when it was on the table
  It hurts me to use this image,  but in this case....

It hurts me to use this image, but in this case....

And then comes the breathtakingly stupid quote from Elway:

Colin had his chance here. We offered him a contract. He didn’t take it. So, as I said it in my deposition, I don’t know if I’ll be legally able to say this, but he’s had his chance to be here. He passed [on] it.

Putting aside the fact that Elway opening his mouth about his deposition is rather foolish, he also unwittingly helped Kaepernick by failing to remember that he offered him a contract in 2016...before the kneeling started, but did not offer him one in 2017, opting instead to bring in Brock Osweiler. 

Brinson continues:

In other words, this is also not great for Elway, who has also been deposed in the Kap case, because it creates a pretty clear juxtaposition: the Broncos were interested in Kap before he began to protest and not so much after he began to protest.

That could lend more credence to Kaepernick’s claim that he is being kept from securing a job in the NFL because of his decision to take a knee on the field.

The stars are aligning. folks. The signs are there. This is going to be a painful year for the entire Denver Broncos organization.