BSO- Surprise surprise. Reports are swirling that Colin Kaepernick is reconsidering a trade to the Cleveland Browns because well, they are the Cleveland Browns.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Kaepernick is not so keen on taking a pay cut for a Browns franchise that has lost some key talent this off season and may look to draft a quarterback. Kaepernick is coming off of several surgeries since December and has over 135 sacks in his career, so having a talented core around him is an important factor.
Kaepernick is due $11.9 million this year and $14 million in 2017, which gives him some leverage as far as choosing a destination. With so much turmoil in Cleveland during the past year, Kapepernick is wise to move cautiously before considering the Browns as his next stop.
Awww, is someone getting cold feet? Don't worry Colin. You love Cleveland. Cleveland loves you. That's all that matters. Pay no mind to your contract status or the lack of talent that would be surrounding you. No marriage is perfect. Especially one that features a completely flawed individual.
You know who Colin Kaepernick is? He's the guy that was in a long term relationship with a smoking hot girl for a really long time. Over the course of that relationship he got content. Maybe packed on about 30 pounds. Stopped returning the favor orally. Starting forgetting birthdays and anniversaries. The romantic gestures became a complete afterthought. Things got so bad that the smoking hot girl was forced to break it off. Turns out he's the type of guy that needs to be in a relationship and he thinks he's still worthy of the caliber of girl he just let slip away from him. He's the 30 year old former high school quarterback using his varsity picture to determine who is in his "league". Sure, Colin Kaepernick would be settling for the Cleveland Browns. That's what people wth issues do, they settle, and if we are being honest - in a super sadistic way - this looks like a mutually beneficial settlement.
You can be a lot pickier when you are running through defenses like a hot knife through butter. You can be superficial and judgmental when your coming off a Super Bowl appearance. That's not the case when you are coming off a season when your organization was forced to run a Pop Warner offense because of your lack of versatility. Beggars can't be choosers Colin, and when you get replaced by Blaine Gabbert you most definitely become a beggar. Stop looking for the perfect woman when you are basically one step away from an appearance on 'The Undateables'.