Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks that NFL teams ignoring quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s availability has a little something to do with his Nation Anthem protests last season.
“There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. So it has nothing to do with football,” Sherman said, per ESPN. “You can see that. They signed guys who have had off years before.”
“You don’t have 32 starting-level quarterbacks in this league,” he added. “You have about eight elites, and then you have the rest of the league. You have about eight, nine elite quarterbacks. You have two or three who have the potential to be elite. And then you have the rest of the teams. So he could play and start on a ton of teams in this league. He would be a starter on probably 20 of the teams in this league. But you’re telling me that you’re going to let other guys, you’re going to pick up some of these other guys and tell me that they’re starters?”