Ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed to date, and it's baffling a few people.
One such person is Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who went on quite the rant, claiming that there are worse players than Kaepernick with jobs at the moment.
Sources: John Harbaugh and the Ravens GM support signing Colin Kaepernick, but the team's owner does not. https://t.co/zyKXGqkt1W— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 2, 2017
Kaepernick is now considered a pariah in the NFL, having taken a knee during the national anthem as a form of protest for police brutality and racial injustice. But Sherman doesn't seem to think that's any reason for a good player to be exiled.
Speaking via USA Today (H/T BR), he said "For you to say you have to check with sponsors and fans because this guy took a knee and made a statement?
"Now if you told me this guy threw eight pick-sixes last year and played like a bum, had no talent, that’s one thing. But Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett or whoever is playing for the Jets right now – whoever is starting for the Jets is terrible – have jobs.
"You’re telling me fans would rather you lose and put a worse player out there because a guy took a stand? That’s where it’s so troublesome to me."
"What is it about?" Sherman added. "It's not about football or color. It's about, 'Boy, stay in your place.' He played in Chip (Kelly)'s system last year and went 16-4 (TD-to-INT ratio) on a bad team. He played well because he's a good football player. He may not be the best, but he's better than a lot of these dudes starting."
Strong comments from Sherm, with plenty of merit. If your team had a QB worse than Kaepernick, wouldn't you also want them to reach out to Kap? It's an interesting question, and we know where Sherman stands on it.