Another week in the NFL means more Kaepernick talk and with Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks taking on the San Francisco 49ers this week, the topic came up again.
Sherman’s comments came with the Seahawks preparing to host Kaepernick’s former team, the San Francisco 49ers, in Week 2.
“Naturally we’re playing San Fran, they’re going to ask about Kaepernick, does he deserve a job? Of course he deserves a job,” Sherman said. “You saw the quarterback play throughout the league and it was terrible.”
Sherman referenced the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback situation in particular. With Andrew Luck sidelined because of a shoulder injury, Indianapolis started Scott Tolzien in its season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Tolzien struggled and was benched in favor of Jacoby Brissett in the fourth quarter of the Colts’ 46-9 loss. “What happened to Indianapolis, you’re saying they couldn’t use Kaepernick? That’s crazy talk,” Sherman said. “It’s unfortunate that a man is unemployed right now who is a pretty good ballplayer, won his fair share of ballgames, and there’s lesser-talented guys employed because they didn’t stand up for a cause,” via ESPN
We’re not clear if Sherman is disrespecting Jacoby Brissett or not, but it sort of sounds like Sherman is disrespecting Jacoby Brissett.
Here’s the thing, everyone thinks Kaepernick is some elite QB. He took a team to a Super Bowl half a decade ago, lost, and for some reason that’s all people can think of. He has flat out stunk since then. In Kaepernick’s last 26 NFL games, he was 6-20. In case you weren’t aware, that’s not very good, and it’s a pretty large sample size. The proof is in the pudding.
At this point, I don’t even know if Kaepernick would even sign a deal to be a backup. He’s in a more powerful position now than he would be if he were signed and was a clipboard holder. Also, people forget that he opted OUT of his 49ers contract. It’s not like San Fran said bye bye, Kap opted out of there, and he hasn’t found a home since. That would be like me quitting, then whining that I wasn’t employable because I come with a ton of baggage that people just need to accept. It doesn’t work that way, but we wish Kap the best of luck. Hopefully someone will just sign him and end all this madness.