Browns Joe Thomas Releases Tweetstorm, Calls Kaepernick a Distraction, Explains Why He’s Still Unsigned

Colin Kaepernick
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When you play for the Browns, it’s easy to become an expert in spotting and analyzing dysfunction, given the fact that you find yourself immersed in dysfunction on a daily basis.

So, it should come as no surprise that after ten years with Cleveland Browns Tackle Joe Thomas would possess such Jedi-level skill when it comes to discerning the deficiencies in others.

Thomas took that task upon himself this weekend with regard to Colin Kaepernick. Thomas explained that the real reason why Kaepernick remains unsigned has to do with him teams not seeing him as a starting quarterback, and instead seeing him as a “distraction.”

Thomas tweeted:

Thomas then polled followers and Tweeps on whether or not they viewed Kaepernick as a distraction, before defining what the word “distraction” means in the NFL:

Joe Thomas happens to be, by far, the greatest player the Browns have had in recent memory, and maybe the greatest since Jim Brown. Having him call Kaepernick a distraction not worthy of starting doesn’t exactly bode well for Kaepernick’s chances of landing in Cleveland.

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