Theismann Goes Off After Kaepernick Wins Award for Inspiration And Courage


Much to the surprise — and disappointment — of America-loving, flag-waving, patriotic NFL fans, controversial San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was recently given a prestigious award from his teammates.

Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week for being an “inspirational and courageous” player, the Chicago Tribune reported, which was apparently based on his decision not to stand and respect the playing of the national anthem before games.

However, not everyone agreed with the award, including NFL legend and former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who slammed Kaepernick’s actions and his teammates’ decision to reward the anti-American display.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” Theismann didn’t hold back, saying Kaepernick simply didn’t deserve the award because of his lackluster performance on the field.

“You’re a 2-14 football team; he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann said.

The NFL legend further argued that while Kaepernick certainly had the right to protest, he was ill-advised to do so while “on the job.”

“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.”

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Theismann also called on NFL leadership to adopt a policy that would make standing for the anthem mandatory for its players, Yahoo News reported.

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