Two sources told Yahoo Sports that Kaepernick has agreed to attend a meeting between a coalition of NFL players and owners sometime next week, in which the two sides will continue talks about the league’s engagement in social activism efforts. It’s the second time he has been invited to the meetings by members of the players’ coalition, but declined his first invite after confusion about whether the NFL was open to his attendance. This time around, the NFL has been notified that Kaepernick has been invited to join the meeting, despite it coming in the midst of his grievance against the league for allegedly conspiring to freeze him out of a job.
On the Cardinals subreddit, fans have found a new coping mechanism — ornithology.
The Browns have to figure out what they want. If they are desperate for wins at 0-7 – and this coaching staff that has lost 22 of 23 games probably should be – they should play the quarterback who gives them the best chance to win. If that’s Kizer, fine. Then stick with him even through the inevitable rookie mistakes. If player development is their goal – and since they’re not exactly making the playoffs this season, that is the objective that’s best for the franchise – then quit yanking Kizer around. It’s not like the Philadelphia Eagles hooked Carson Wentz (sorry, Browns fans) for every mistake as a rookie, and he has benefited from that this season.
When the Browns turned to Kizer as their starting quarterback at the beginning of the season, they had to know he was raw and there would be mistakes. Doing this weekly dance of waiting until he makes one or two of those mistakes and pulling him for Hogan or Cody Kessler Jersey or whichever quarterback the Browns have stashed on the bench isn’t good for anyone.
But Kizer gets another shot in Week 8. We’ll see how long it lasts this time.