Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t be a “bridge” quarterback option for the New York Giants.
No, I am not a racist for saying that Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t be a starting quarterback in the NFL (especially for the Giants).
Protesting at work shouldn’t be allowed (no matter the cause).
It’s disrespectful to promote your own political ideas at the workplace (no matter what side you are on).
So, I understand why teams are against the idea of signing him and potentially alienating their customers (You know, the people who spend their money and allow the league to thrive).
A recent report from Pro Football Talk states that Kaepernick still wants to play in the NFL.
He’s also been working out for hours a day in order to get his body back into football shape.
Here’s the problem:
People are remembering the Kaepernick who thrived under Jim Harbaugh and appeared in a Super Bowl six seasons ago.
They are forgetting the Kaepernick who lost his job to Blaine Gabbert and won just three games in his final two NFL seasons (19 starts).
In terms of Kaepernick’s fit with the Giants, obviously, there is no reason for anyone to suggest that he would be signed at this point in the season.
You could see, however, how some would pose the idea of the Giants signing him this offseason to be a cheap “bridge” quarterback option as they try and find “their” guy in the draft.
But even in the two years Kaepernick played a full 16-game slate, he still never threw for more than 3,400 yards, so it begs the question if his skill set can even properly utilize weapons like Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram.
Over his final two seasons, Kaepernick completed less than 60% of his passes and averaged just 6.7 yards per attempt.
And specifically in 2015, he recorded a passer rating of 78.5 (in nine games).
So, based on him being out of football for years, based on his numbers and win-loss record over his final two seasons, and based on the potential alienation he could cause to a fan base (the NFL is a business), I just don’t see a fit, people.