Denver Broncos Pass On Colin Kaepernick
While Blake Bortles, Jeff Driskel, Drew Lock and Brett Rypien continue to twist in the Front Range wind, subject to additional team and/or league discipline for Covid negligence, the Denver Broncos sign free agent quarterback Kyle Shurmur.
The son of Pat Shurmur, Denver's offensive coordinator, Kyle Shurmur last saw action during training camp in 2019 with the Kansas City Chiefs. A four-year starter at Vanderbilt University, Shurmur owns several school career passing records and participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Where does this leave Colin Kaepernick? This serves as the ultimate indictment that his NFL career is over. He could have been signed after Denver's QB room was depleted, but Kaepernick would not have been able to play this past Sunday as current Covid protocols require all free agents test negative for several days.
Not even Denver would be keen to allow the Kaepernick Circus to make a cameo. So Kyle Shurmur takes up a roster spot and possibly moonlights as a coaching intern. A couple weeks back Kaepernick posted a workout video showing he continues to work out five days per weeks. But despite the global response to Black Lives Matter and an apology from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Kaepernick did not receive one training camp invite. Kaepernick, who just turned 33 and has not played since 2016, is out of the NFL - but has plenty of checks rolling in from Nike and other social justice endeavors.