Michael Vick made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Monday.
Guest host Jason Whitlock eventually asked about Colin Kaepernick. Vick had nothing but praise for Kaepernick’s protest, which he called a “good thing.” He also dismissed the idea that Kaepernick’s protest is responsible for his current unemployment.
“The stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job and playing in the National Football League right now,” Vick said. “And being frank, Colin didn’t have the best two years his last two seasons. It wasn’t as productive as what we’ve seen him do.”
In truth, Vick has a point with his latter assertion, and misses the mark in the former. Kaepernick has clearly regressed statistically in the last couple years. Though, it’s unlikely that his protest has nothing to do with him failing to land a roster spot.
Kaepernick ranked seventeenth in quarterback rating last year out of 30 eligible players. He did that with one of the worst receiving corps in the NFL. That performance put him ahead of Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and other quarterbacks of some achievement. Which would suggest he’s good enough to play in the NFL, even if only as a back-up.
However, unless a player is going to produce at the level of a legitimate starter, or Pro Bowl caliber player, then why would anyone bring in a public relations nightmare like Kaepernick?
That’s assuming Kaepernick even wants to play in the NFL anymore. Which, looking at some of his recent social media traffic, one could seriously doubt.
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