I LIKE Chris Kluwe, but the fact is, the numbers show he's not in the top 16 or 20. If you look at his AV's from Pro Football Reference, he's at a 2 in his final season. His replacement had a longer "long" for the season, and we have to assume is getting told to kick the same level of coverage kicks as Kluwe, but kicked the same distance. Kluwe wasn't making the minimum. He was making $5 million per year, to be a mediocre , middle of the road punter.
That's part one. A lot of the "geeks" of the world don't follow sports. That's fine, but I am a geek who does follow sports. I like Chris Kluwe, as a gay man, I think he has done a lot for us.
BUT, he's not a $5 million dollar punter.
Part two, I don't like how the fact that the coach is attributed to this quote in the headline. We don't know what that coach said, and we do know there were other witnesses and NOT ONE OF THEM SAID A THING YET. Only Chris Kluwe. And he only waited until after it was certain that he wasn't going to play in the NFL again.
No owner knew about it, no head coach, no GM, no reporters, nobody.
I'd like to wait until the Vikings investigation comes out and hear what it says before we really take that quote as gospel.