Colin Kaepernick’s Vegan Diet Becomes the Latest Excuse for Some NFL Teams

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The NFL draft is approaching and Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have a job.

Whether you believe his unemployment is due to football merits or he’s being blackballed from the league, the latest excuse for teams not signing the former San Francisco 49ers QB is a bit nonsensical. According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, teams are concerned that Kap’s “vegan diet” is a sign that he’s not committed to football.

Seems plausible? Not quite. Kaepernick lost a lot of weight last season, and that was an issue in him not being fully ready at the start of the season, but he also had multiple off-season surgeries. However, he’s reportedly back to his full weight, so the vegan excuse seems illogical.

Furthermore, there’s a guy named Tom Brady of the New England Patriots who has an intense diet that has been described as vegan for “most of the year.”

So why are teams shunning Colin Kaepernick? It’s very unusual for a quarterback of his age and ability to be unsigned, and if you want to buy that it’s because he’s vegan, go ahead. But feel free to believe it when someone else reports in a week that Kaepernick’s name has too many vowels or whatever it will be next for the “real reason” he’s scaring NFL teams off.