Tony Gonzalez: Colin Kaepernick too much of a ‘headache’ to sign
There is a growing belief that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will eventually find his way back to the NFL, but future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez doesn’t necessarily agree.
In fact, Gonzalez laughed at the notion that Kaepernick will ever again grace an NFL roster, saying the former second-round pick doesn’t stand a chance at ever playing professionally again.
“He’s done. I don’t think he’ll ever get a chance. Never again,” Gonzalez told TMZ Sports. “I just don’t think he’s good enough for the headache. Nothing against him, but the last time he played, he didn’t play that well.
“Teams in the middle of the season — he’d have to learn a new offense and they’d have to deal with the circus that goes along with it. I just don’t see a team taking a chance on that. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. I say one percent chance.”
Gonzalez admits that worse players than Kaepernick have been signed to NFL rosters in recent weeks, but stresses they don’t come along with the same baggage, whether that’s fair or not.
“I just think common sense tells you this guy better be damn good if you’re going to put up with that type of circus that’s going to surround something like that. And the truth of it was that he wasn’t. He wasn’t good enough for it,” Gonzalez said. “It’s are you good enough?
“There are people that are not better than Colin Kaepernick. He has the ability to play in the NFL, but he’s not good enough to put up with the type of attention he brings.”
The Houston Texans recently admitted to considering Kaepernick, but like 31 other teams before them, ultimately decided to pass.
Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since Week 12 of the 2016 regular season.