*Nick Wright from FS1’s “First things First” show is making a super strong case that pretty much proves that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL.
Wright did some research and came up with some very interesting info.
Take a look at what he found:
The last six games played in a 49ers uniform by new San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo:
67.4 completion percentage
1,565 total yards
Seven touchdowns and 5 interceptions
96.2 passer rating
The last six games played in a 49ers uniform by former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
65.1 completion percentage
1,305 total yards
Nine touchdowns and 2 interceptions
96.2 passer rating
Umm, er numbers don’t lie. If anything, they reveal the cold, hard truth.
For all those people who said Kaepernick’s abilities and play on the field were the reason why he couldn’t get a job in the NFL even as a backup, and not the fact that he was peacefully protesting racism, inequality and police brutality, NY Daily News writer Carron J. Phillips (and a lot of folks) has one simple question for ya.
What’s your excuse now?
“Listen, Colin Kaepernick is not as good as Jimmy Garoppolo,” Wright said. “But for that same franchise, Cris Carter, you just said that what Jimmy Garoppolo did is going to get him five years and $125 million. We are now done with the season. Colin Kaepernick finished his season like that (referring to his stats being almost identical to Garoppolo’s) and couldn’t get a job.
“We watched bad quarterback after bad quarterback cost their team games. A guy who had the exact same passer rating, for the exact same team, over the exact same number of games as Jimmy Garoppolo, cannot get a job in this league. That will be part of the memory of the 2017 season.”
Names like Brad Kaaya, Keith Wenning, Mitch Leidner, Thad Lewis, David Olson, Dane Evans, Zac Dysert, Austin Davis, Eli Jenkins, Nick Mullins, David Fales, Wes Lunt and a host of other mediocre at best quarterbacks were able to find some kind of work in the NFL since Kaepernick last put on an official game jersey.
When the 49ers traded a 2018 second-round pick for Garoppolo back in October it was out of pure desperation, given their dismal quarterback play in the post-Kaepernick era.
The move was a smart one, as San Francisco got a much-needed upgrade at the most important position in sports. However, it was the solution to a problem that they caused on their own.