Guest wrote:Joe Flacco is a lousy quarterback. So is Trent Dilfer. So is Eli Manning. They all won a Super Bowl. And they are white. If a black man said they were lousy, would they be racist?
The simple fact he is in the NFL means he is not lousy, quite the opposite.
In 2013, Kaepernick was on the 49er team that won the Super Bowl.
He led the team to a 12-4 record in the regular season.
The next year, his record was 8-8.
Next year he was 2-6
His last year, he was 1-10.
Clearly, he was on the decline. That was 3 years ago.
This week, the NFL announced an event for him to demonstrate his skills at the Atlanta Falcons facility. 25 teams sent representatives. At the last minute, Kaepernick changed the venue to a high school an hour away. Only 8 bothered to humor him.
Stephen A Smith, an ESPN commentator, said “Colin Kaepernick wants the media … He don’t want to play. He wants to be a martyr.” Smith is black, by the way.
He is demonstrably lousy. His skills, and leadership (There were many reports in his last year that he had “lost the locker room”) had declined.
There are 32 teams in the NFL. To be charitable, let’s say that 8 have a good quarterback. 4 of them are black. I believe that Mahomes and Jackson (black) are better than Tom Brady.
The rest of the teams have fair to mediocre to lousy quarterbacks. There are plenty of mediocre white quarterbacks, by the way. It’s hard enough to keep a fair quarterback healthy on a fair team. The chemistry is so fragile. Why bring the circus to town with Kaepernick?
If anyone is going to demand that a team bring in a quarterback whose record over his last 19 games is 3-16, simply because he is black, then you’re nuts.
I don’t think much of Joe Namath or Jim MacMahon either. Both were one year flash in the pan Super Bowl (White) quarterbacks too.