Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about Colin Kaepernick on Monday. Here’s what Kerr said:
“Oh, he is being blackballed. That’s a no-brainer. All you have to do is read the transactions every day, when you see the quarterbacks who are being hired. He’s way better than any of them. But the NFL has a different fanbase than the NBA. The NBA is more urban, the NFL is more conservative and I think a lot of NFL fans are truly angry at Kaepernick, and I think owners are worried what it’s going to do to business.”
All respect to Kerr, who’s a bright and thoughtful man, but he’s dead wrong. Kaepernick isn’t good enough to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, and he doesn’t want to be a backup. He wants the opportunity to compete for a starting position. He doesn’t deserve that opportunity.
Even if he wanted to be a backup quarterback, he wouldn’t be a good one. Teams wouldn’t want him running the scout team or helping the starter break down film. Those aren’t Kaepernick’s strengths. That’s why the New England Patriots didn’t sign him today — they signed Brian Hoyer. He’s a better backup quarterback than Kaepernick, and a better starter, too.