Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a season ending knee injury during practice yesterday, creating a crisis situation at QB for the team, which had been trending upwards under Watson’s guidance.
Needing a quarterback, the Texans settled on Matt McGloin, instead of Kaepernick, who has went to a Super Bowl and a Championship.
McGloin is no Deshaun Watson; its not even clear he’s a Colin Kaepernick. This means the Texans are likely going nowhere with Watson off the field.
But the Texans were unlikely to sign Kaepernick anyway. The team’s owner, Bob McNair, is close friends with President Donald Trump, who has said NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem need to be fired.
McNair recently made the news after he referred to NFL players as “inmates”.
McNair reportedly contributed $4.5 million to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Kaepernick was the first player to take a knee back in 2016.
He remains unsigned.