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Jon Gruden Getting Criticized For Comment About Colin Kaepernick

Jon Gruden talks at his own QB camp about Nathan Peterman.

Jon Gruden was asked this morning about Colin Kaepernick. The Oakland Raiders' new head coach is getting criticized for what he said.

The former ESPN Monday Night Football analyst said he wasn't that surprised by Kaepernick not being on an NFL roster.

Why? Because he got beat out by Blaine Gabbert.

"He got beat out by Blaine Gabbert. That says something," Gruden told reporters.

This isn't really accurate, though. Kaepernick wasn't completely healthy and once he was, he started, as pointed out by Michael Rosenberg.

This was his full comment, from ESPN.

 "I think there’s a lot of intrigue there,” Gruden said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. "His performance on the field wasn’t very good, on tape. I think, Robert Griffin, a rookie of the year, surprised he’s out there. Tim Tebow, takes a team to the playoffs, there’s some surprise that he never came back. You know, Johnny Manziel, he’s out there.

"Back to Kaepernick, you know he got beat out by [Blaine] Gabbert, to start the [2016] season. I think that says something. [But] I am surprised he’s not in camp with somebody. He probably will be soon."

Gruden did say he thinks he'll be in a camp with someone soon. A lot of people would be surprised if that happens.