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Joe Theismann Slams 49ers, Kaepernick Over ‘Inspirational’ Award

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann reacted Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” to the San Francisco 49ers awarding quarterback Colin Kaepernick with the Len Eshmont Award which goes annually to the 49er who “best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play” of former 49er Len Eshmont, as voted on by the players.

Theismann questioned what exactly Kaepernick inspired after winning only one game as the starter.

“You’re a 2-14 football team; he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann asked.

The former Redskin also disagreed with Kaepernick’s national anthem protests, saying the NFL should adopt the NBA’s rule that all players must stand for the anthem.

“I don’t agree with what he’s done,” Theismann said of the protests. “As a matter of fact, the American flag, and I wear one on my lapel very proudly no matter where I go, stands for the right to be able to do the things you wanna do, to be able to stand up and have a difference of opinion. I agree with that part of it, but not when you’re on the job.”

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