- Colin Kaepernick has been one of the most divisive figures in the NFL in the past decade
- He helped the San Francisco 49er reach the Super Bowl in 2012 and almost sealed the game with 34-31 score
- Kaepernick’s name is most likely going to be mentioned during the official Super Bowl LIV broadcast
The San Francisco 49er will get another shot at the Super Bowl after they last appeared back in 2012 when Colin Kaepernick was still on the team and almost led his team to a victory in the big NFL showdown, with the team eventually losing 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens.
Since that time, Kaepernick has ruffled some feathers, staging a series of protests that eventually got him ostracized among the well-heeled NFL bosses. Today, several sportsbooks have posted a Super Bowl LIV prop that asks whether he will be mentioned during the live broadcast.
What the Odds Say about Kaepernick’s Name Mentioned in the Super Bowl Studio?
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Odds at BetOnline updated January 24.
Kaepernick’s Controversy Starts with a Protest
Kaepernick has been a controversial figure to some, but a passionate defender of what he believes in nevertheless. He began his protest in August, 2016 when he would knee down during the anthem, which quickly brought him in hot water with NFL management, his own team management, and even a recalcitrant U.S. President Donald Trump who didn’t miss the opportunity to pounce at an opportunity to boost his profile at the expense of others.
Yet, Kaepernick’s actions were well-motivated and he argued that he would not ‘take pride in a flag of a country that mistreated minorities.’ Despite his outing of the NFL, Kaepernick garnered a lot of support, with personalities such as Jay-Z and Beyoncé rallying behind him. Then again, Jay-Z signed a contract with the NFL, suggesting that integrity didn’t mean much in the first place.
But on the betting front, Kaepernick’s chances to be mentioned during the upcoming Super Bowl 54 broadcast are an interesting twist. The fact that his team, the 49ers, are once again at a final and that he is not there could prompt a broadcaster to mention his name, that is for sure. After all, Kaepernick did an amazing job for his team in the 11/12 season.
Should You Expect Kaepernick Mentioned in the Broadcast?
The best answer is probably. The -110 odds for the Yes outcome aren’t a sure-fire deal, but still, the player is a legend and a key start in 49ers’ past successes. With the broadcast giving us a lot of background information on each team, Kaepernick’s name should float in there in the context of the 2012 game, although it would definitely not be forwarded as part of any controversy.
Another possible source of Kaepernick’s name is to see the player in part of the 11/12 season highlights. After all, it is Kaepernick who largely led his team to victory back in the season and it makes sense to talk about him and in the very least juxtapose him against Jimmy Garoppolo.