Stephen A. Smith Says Colin Kaepernick ‘Needs to Shut Up’ To Get NFL Job

Stephen A. Smith Says Colin Kaepernick 'Needs to Shut Up' To Get NFL Job

Stephen A. Smith Says that Colin Kaepernick “NEEDS to shut up” to get his NFL career back!

We previously reported that the NFL will be watching as Colin Kaepernick is scheduled for a private workout in Atlanta. Read on… has the latest from ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith who feels that free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick “needs to shut up” to get his NFL career back.

As always Stephen A. Smith felt entitled enough to give his two-cents appearing on ESPN Radio’s “Golic and Wingo” show Wednesday morning.

Smith said he spoke with people “directly” regarding Kaepernick.

He said:

There’s only two things that will prevent Colin Kaepernick from having a job in the NFL. That is one, if he shows up Saturday and can’t throw the ball on the damn football field, he’s throwing the ball in the stands. He’d have to be that God awful not to get a legitimate look and potentially have a job next week.

He continued to explain the second thing, which is that Colin Kaepernick needs to stay quiet in the days leading up to the event.

The other thing that could be a hindrance is if he opens his damn mouth and starts talking too much, and scares these teams off and gives them the indication that more of what transpired, that led to all of this, will continue forward,” Smith said. “Only Colin Kaepernick can mess it up. It’s beyond all of that other stuff now. He needs to shut up. No Instagram. No Twitter. No anything. Show up Saturday, work out. Don’t say a word before then.

Smith said if Kaepernick can do all of that, he’ll have an NFL job “within the next week or two.”

On Tuesday, Kaep released a brief statement confirming he’ll show up for the workout in Atlanta:

As for what to expect Saturday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport shared details on Wednesday morning via Sporting News:

The event begins at 3 p.m. ET
An interview is at 3:15 p.m. ET
Measurements, stretching & warmups are after
Timing & testing at 3:50 p.m. ET
QB drills at 4:15 p.m. ET

If a team isn’t able to send someone to the workout, every part will be recorded to share with NFL teams.

The league sent the following memo to every team on Tuesday:

Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with (Kaepernick’s) representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.

Colin has been working out for the past 3 years. He was working out with OBJ earlier this year.

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