LeSean McCoy comments on Colin Kaepernick: Was he right?

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Running back LeSean McCoy
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Running back LeSean McCoy /
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LeSean McCoy comments on Colin Kaepernick
LeSean McCoy comments on Colin Kaepernick /

There are fourteen quarterbacks who I think are better than Kaepernick and whose teams do not need him.

The following fourteen quarterbacks are clearly better than Kaepernick and therefore their teams do not need his services unless one of them is injured. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Phillip Rivers, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Andrew Luck, Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco. Of this group, Joe Flacco, Cam Newton, and Andrew Luck are currently less than 100 percent leaving their teams the only options for Kaepernick.

The Ravens considered Kaepernick back in August, but with the belief that Flacco will be ready Week 1, they have no reason to make a move on Kaepernick at the moment. The same can be said for the Panthers and Cam Newton. Coach Ron Rivera said that he is ready for Week 1 and so only if Cam has a setback would it make sense for Carolina to consider signing Kaepernick as a short term solution.

The Colts have ruled Andrew Luck out for Week 1, and instead, Scott Tolzien will start. Kaepernick would be an upgrade to him but he wouldn’t have a long-term future with the team once Andrew Luck regains his health. The same could be said for the Newton and Flacco situations.

Despite the fact that Kaepernick could be a short-term fit for the Colts, it’s not likely he is being blackballed by them. According to the Washington Examiner, owner Jim Irsay has donated somewhat evenly to Republicans and Democrats in the past. On top of that, on September 11th in 2016, the Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward gave a statement saying while they encourage people to stand up for the national anthem, that they understand it’s a “personal decision”. He would not have been able to make that statement without the owner’s approval. It doesn’t seem like the Colts would be one of the teams who are avoiding Kaepernick for his viewpoints.

Next, let’s see which teams are currently developing quarterbacks. These teams wouldn’t be interested in Kaepernick for the most part as they are busy trying to determine if their young talent has what it takes.