Gruden, who’s returning to the sidelines as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders this season, thinks it’s curious that Kaepernick remains a free agent, though he listed several other available quarterbacks whose status surprised him as well.
“I think there’s a lot of intrigue there,” Gruden said, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “His performance on the field (in 2016) wasn’t very good, on tape. I think, Robert Griffin, a Rookie of the Year – surprised he’s out there. Tim Tebow, takes a team to the playoffs, there’s some surprise that he never came back. You know, Johnny Manziel, he’s out there.
“Back to Kaepernick, you know he got beat out by (Blaine) Gabbert, to start the (2016) season. I think that says something. (But) I am surprised he’s not in camp with somebody. He probably will be soon.”
Everyone is concerned that Jon Gruden has been away from football for too long. Yes sure, he’s been in the Monday Night Football booth but it’s much different commenting on the sport from a distance than coaching and leading a team to a Super Bowl. It’s been a decade since he was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach. It’s a whole new world now.
And in that whole new world, players aren’t allowed to have opinions or protest during the National Anthem or be black. “I am surprised he’s not in camp. He probably will be soon’. What the fuck are you talking about? It’s abundantly clear that Colin Kaepernick is never playing football again. Does Gruden really not understand what’s going on?
My man really thinks that RGIII, Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel should be playing quarterback in the NFL. Yup, the Oakland Raiders might not win a single game this season. Gruden is probably piiiised that he’s stuck with Derek Carr. If it were up to him, he’d have Nathan Peterman out there throwing 5 interceptions a game.
He also randomly named dropped Blaine Gabbert so this interview was clearly Gruden’s chance to reference a bunch of players that existed while he was out of the game to show people that he’s been ‘paying attention’. It’s like when your girl tells a long boring ass story about like, her commute to work and you pretend like you’re paying attention by repeating back the last word at the end of her sentences.
Oakland Raiders are 0-16. You heard it here first.