*Funnyman/actor Tony Rock is saying what a lot of folks on the street have concluded: Jay Z is not even remotely trying to get Colin Kaepernick hooked up with an NFL QB job.
Rock says anyone who thinks Jay Z is looking out for Kaep is wasting their time because Hova couldn’t care less if Kaep ever plays again.
Here’s the bottom line: NFL QB’s are dropping like $100 million flies, with new job openings popping up in Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, New York and New Orleans all in the last couple of weeks.
People are waiting for Kap to get a call, more so since Jay-Z signed his deal with the league earlier this year.
TMZ Sports caught up to Rock in LA and he said it ain’t gonna happen; he says Jigga’s NFL deal was all about Jay-Z and NO ONE ELSE.
“Jay-Z making his money. He doesn’t care about Kaepernick playing no more. He did a deal that’s about himself, it ain’t about Kaepernick.”
Some would say that He’s speaking truth to power.
Meanwhile, Martin Luther King III has some different thoughts about the Kaepernick situation and the NFL.
The civil rights maven told TMZ Sports that Kaepernick could get back into the NFL “overnight” if fans just straight-up stopped supporting the league until it signs the QB.
“What would change it overnight is if the public decided, ‘Okay, we’re not going to watch,'” MLK III says.
Of course, King III knows that’s unlikely … but he’s saying drastic measures need to be taken in order for the league to stop “blackballing” the 31-year-old once and for all.
“The industry did blackball him, which is not good,” MLK III says … “He certainly is one of the most talented quarterbacks even today, probably.”
OK, we’ll say it again. Highly-paid NFL quarterbacks are dropping like flies.
Pittsburgh just lost Ben Roethlisberger for the year. Saints star Drew Brees is out for the next two months with a thumb injury. The Jets’ starter, Sam Darnold, and backup, Trevor Siemian, are both out.
it’s beyond obvious that multiple teams out there that NEED Kaepernick.
Unclear if any of those three teams have eyes on Kap … but MLK III is certainly hoping so.
“There are times when you need strategic quarterbacks who have a proven record,” King III says. “And, certainly, Colin Kaepernick is one of those.”