We have all heard about Colin Kaepernick winning an award for the 49ers ‘most prestigious’. Many people have chimed in on the bizarre, in fact, STUPID nomination. But no one quite hits the head of the nail like Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. BOOM!! You’re going to want to hear this!
VIA| Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann had some strong words for a current NFL quarterback who dominated headlines this season: Colin Kaepernick.
Appearing Tuesday on “Outnumbered,” Theismann called out the San Francisco 49ers for awarding the team’s most prestigious honor to Kaepernick, who sparked controversy this season by refusing to stand for the national anthem.
On Friday, Kaepernick won the Len Eshmont Award, given to the “49er who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team.”
“You’re a 2-14 football team; he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann said.
Theismann said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been “wishy washy” on this subject and he would like to see the league adopt a policy similar to the NBA in which all players are required to stand for the national anthem.
“I don’t agree with what he’s done,” Theismann said. “As a matter of fact, the American flag…stands for the right to be able to do the things you wanna do, to be able to stand up and have a difference of opinion. I agree with that part of it, but not when you’re on the job.”
Theismann’s comments come on the same day former Florida State University head football coach Bobby Bowden appeared on “Fox & Friends” discussing Kaepernick. Bowden said he would have urged Kaepernick to find another way to voice his displeasure since protesting the anthem would be “unwise.”