Written by Anwar Jamison
When Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee suggested that Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may want to keep Colin Kaepernick around if he becomes the San Francisco 49ers’ next head coach, the response was predictable. It was split between those who are in favor or at least would be willing to take a wait and see approach, and then those who spit out their morning coffee, drove their cars off the side of the road or fell out of their chairs backward onto the floor. Ok, so maybe I’m just imagining those reactions, but there are obviously those who very clearly think that would be a grave mistake: and they are passionate about it.
After all, Colin Kaepernick is a very polarizing figure, and was, to a lesser extent, even before his national anthem protest. What’s strange to me, though, is that Kaepernick seems to be the only quarterback in the NFL who gets evaluated by the media and fans completely devoid of any statistical analysis. When it comes to Kaepernick, let’s not bring stats into it. [read more…]