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Even teams that weren’t wary of his politics are wary of the attention he gets. This, like Tim Tebow and Michael Sam means your talent has to be greater to be considered a good player. It is a classic effect in the media where there increased attention and advocacy for something to happen (in this case Colin getting signed) makes that very thing less likely. If no pro-Kaep sportswriter had ever penned a piece on him, he’d already be signed.

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