Let’s Talk Stats.

Colin Kaepernick is known recently for his protest during the National Anthem at the start of games by originally sitting on the bench and eventually turning into him along with other players kneeling while the National Anthem was being performed. However, I believe that Colin Kaepernick should be remembered for the things he did as an NFL quarterback on the field. With the numbers that he provided for the San Francisco 49ers I believe that Colin Kaepernick should have a job in the NFL not as a starter, but as a backup. I believe that Colin Kaepernick should take over Robert Griffin III’s job as the backup to Lamar Jackson on the Baltimore Ravens.   

Kaepernick, should take over Robert Griffin III’s (RGIII) job as the second-string quarterback for several reasons. One of the reasons is that RGIII has had an injury prone career from 2012 to 2016 he was hurt during the season. Colin Kaepernick has also played in a super bowl against the Ravens in 2012 with that the Ravens head coach John Harbaugh knows what he is capable of.

A way that I would also support this is based off of their seasonal stats. I’m going to compare both players seasonal stats from the 2013 season. I have to go back so far due to the fact that season is the one that they both played in for a full season or very close to a full season. During the 2013 season, Kaepernick had 21 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and a rate of 91.6 while RGIII had 16 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a rate of 82.2. While they are both quarterbacks that can run the ball when needed I would say that Kaepernick deserves the job due to his seasonal stats and also, he isn’t a big threat to get hurt unlike Robert Griffin III who has only had two healthy seasons one as a starter and this season only because he played three games this season.  

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