It turns out, poor Kaepernick isn’t as ‘precious’ as he thinks he is.
If Colin Kaepernick was the hotshot his supporters claim, you’d think the launch of the XFL would be a made-to-order opportunity for him. It was his moment to shine in a league that hadn’t — as he tells the story — ‘blackballed’ him the way the NFL supposedly did.
So, did he pick up a quarterback gig in the XFL?
XFL commissioner Oliver Luck told NPR on Sunday that the league approached Kaepernick, but said that “significant salary restrictions” ultimately meant that the spring football league “couldn’t go down that road.”
“We gave it some thought,” Luck said. “We have some pretty significant salary restrictions, you know. We’re a start-up league, so we want to make sure that we can be fiscally responsible and fiscally prudent. And the salary requirements that some folks shared with us were, in our case, exorbitant, so we couldn’t go down that path.”
“We spoke with his representative and the salary requirements that were broached in that conversation were exorbitant and certainly out of our range,” Luck later added.
The revelation comes as ratings for the league’s opening weekend were relatively strong, with its opening game on ABC averaging 3.3 million viewers. By comparison, the viewership was higher than a strong NBA Christmas Day matchup between the Boston Celtics and the defending champion Toronto Raptors. — Source: The Hill
He has a pretty high opinion of himself.
But someone with his hard-left ideology can’t quite grasp that a company can — and should — only pay an employee an amount consistent with the overall benefit that employee will bring to the company.
Whatever value it was that Kaepernick has decided he is worth, the marketplace has determined he is worth less.
Unless and until his ego can accept that reality, his athletic career is over.