Stephen A. Smith Says Colin Kaepernick Needs To Keep His Mouth Shut If He Wants To Make It Back To The NFL
After a seemingly eternal wait, the NFL announced it will be giving Colin Kaepernick a chance to have a second chance in the league when he’ll be the star of a showcase in Atlanta on Saturday where he’ll have a chance to show off his current skillset after Roger Goodell reportedly let his guilt get the best of him.
At least one person in the league seems to think the NFL is “full of shit” and that the workout was put together to help the organization save face but it appears multiple teams are at least interested in seeing what the quarterback has to offer so it’ll certainly be interesting to see how things play out.
Tuesday’s news inspired a number of takes, and on Wednesday, Stephen A. Smith decided to chime in with one of his own when he addressed the situation and outlined what Kaepernick will have to do if he wants to make it back onto an NFL roster.
The talking head proved he’s definitely worth the millions of dollars ESPN pays him when he oh-so-controversially asserted Kaepernick will have to prove he still has the skills to compete in the NFL but continued to say there’s one other factor he believes could interfere with the QB’s potential return, alleging:
“The other thing that could be a hindrance is if he opens his damn mouth and starts talking too much and scares these teams off and gives them the indication that more of what transpired—what led to all of this—will continue forward.
He needs to shut up. No Instagram. No Twitter. No anything. Show up Saturday, work out. Don’t say a word before then.”
As The Big Lead notes, Kaepernick has thrown up a staggering three posts on Instagram since the start of the season and none of them directly addressed his playing situation so it’s not exactly clear what Smith is taking issue with here.
It’s also worth noting there’s a particular irony in Stephen A. Smith telling someone else to shut their mouth but at this point I guess I shouldn’t be too shocked.