While attempting to criticize NFL teams for not signing Colin Kaepernick, Washington Post contributor John Feinstein seemed to accidentally made the perfect case as to why the QB is still unemployed.
Feinstein’s post is titled, “The NFL cowards who aren’t signing Colin Kaepernick,” but one line sticks out more than the rest.
“If Kaepernick were Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Dak Prescott or any of the other star quarterbacks in the league, he’d have a job,” he writes.
It’s a hard point to argue against.
If Kaepernick was as talented as any of the quarterbacks he listed, he most certainly would have a job. That's kind of the point that seems to be missed in the intense debate over the controversial QB.
Feinstein goes on to admit that Kaepernick is only a “borderline starter right now,” but his insistence on taking on a “polarizing issue” has resulted in teams shying away from signing him. If you want to read some of the other nice things Feinstein has to say about Kaepernick, feel free.
Kaepernick became a “polarizing” figure after he decided to kneel for the national anthem in protest of racial inequality in America. He also caught heat for saying America has “never been great for people of color,” and wearing socks depicting cops as pigs.
Last season, Kaepernick was benched by the 49ers due to his poor play. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for fewer yards than the number of times he was sacked. He threw for less than 5 yards and was sacked five times. The 49ers finished the season 2-14.