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Michael Vick On Why Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

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Michael Vick is coming to terms with what it feels like, when NFL teams sideline players because of events that happen off the field. His case involved being found guilty of taking part in a dog-fighting ring, by a federal court. The case echoes the action against Colin Kaepernick for taking part in a national anthem protest last season, while still with the 49ers.

Vick made his way back to the NFL, playing for several teams in 48 games over seven years, and he feels that Colin Kaepernick will do the same too; as long as there’s a backup spot to be filled.

Interview With Fox Sports One

While appearing for a Fox Sports 1 interview with Jason Whitlock, Vick said that Colin’s stand did not reflect on him not having a job or not playing for the NFL. He added, “Colin didn’t have the best two years his last two seasons. It wasn’t as productive as what we have seen him do.”

Vick had only admiration for Colin for his courage in taking part in the protest and acknowledged that coaches in San Francisco do play “Musical Chairs” with players. He also said that Colin Kaepernick’s ability to play quarterback would only be fit for certain teams.

Michael Vick’s Analysis On Why Kapernick Remains Unsigned

According to Vick, the national anthem protest that Kaepernick participated in had nothing to do with his being “Blackballed”. The gesture Colin made last season, was brave and they all appreciated and respected it. “It was a good thing,” Vick reiterated. Vick however feels that for Kaepernick to get back into the NFL, it would have to be in a team that suits his skill sets; basically, what he does best.

Analyzing Kaepernick’s gaming style, Vick added, “Mobility inside and outside the pocket, making plays with his feet, maybe a little bit of the Wildcat mixed in — but it has to be some type of scheme that helps Kaepernick and that team in terms of productivity.”

Whitlock probed Kaepernick on his commitment to the quarterback position, while continuing as a social activist. The quarterback in his statement said, “We don’t know his commitment, his dedication to the game right now. Unless you talk to Colin personally, you probably won’t know. I still think his heart is in football. He’s fairly young. He has a ton of football ahead of him. But it’s all predicated on what teams want in the quarterback position”

Vick went ahead and quoted Steve Young when describing the free agency situation Colin Kaepernick is currently facing. He said that he was surprised that he was not a backup with any team at the moment but he was totally rooting for Colin Kaepernick.

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