Monday, July 8, 2013

Ron Jaworski, Herm Edwards rip Colin Kaepernick over hat

The controversy surrounding the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to wear a Miami Dolphins hat continued on Monday as a pair of ESPN analysts voiced their opinions on air.

Ron Jaworski and Herm Edwards unleashed some relatively harsh criticism on Kaepernick for donning a hat of a rival franchise. In short, both Edwards and Jaworski labeled the gesture as unacceptable.

“You’re the face of the football team, you’re the future of the football team, you’re being paid handsomely by the San Francisco 49ers,” Jaworski said. “It’s an immaturity thing, in my opinion. This is a great football player, the ceiling is very high, but this is something you just don’t do as a leader of a football team.”

Added Edwards, “Steve Young and Joe Montana wouldn’t do that. They get it. You’re the quarterback. You are the face of the franchise, and whether you like it or not, on the field or off the field, you’ve got to act that way.”

Kaepernick probably didn't help his cause when refusing to apologize for wearing the hat afterward, too. The young signal caller was defiant in his response and basically said he has a right to wear anything he wants, which theoretically he does.

This the hat y’all mad at?” Kaeperick said on his Instagram account. “I’m goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers! I plan on doin this until they won’t let me in the building! #ridiculous#y’allmustbebored.”

Welcome to July, folks. The slowest sports time of the entire year.

Via Pro Football Talk


  1. If I got paid NFL Money I'd represent 24-7 as a face of the company! Completely unacceptable! Shows immaturity!

  2. Amen Brother! Sure do miss the old days when players understood not only the game but the ENTIRETY of what it means to be given the honor to play as a professional sportsman.