San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: What If? He bounces back 2013 style, would you support him? Would you cheer for him? Would you forgive him?
Colin Kaepernick, a man, scrutinized for standing up for what he felt was right and justified in the name of equalization, justice for blacks and people of color being oppressed was his overall message he was trying to send to the world in his words.
And believe me, the world heard him, loud and clear, but did they listen? Well, it might have been hard to hear or understand because not standing for the national anthem offended a lot of Americans in this country; we call the home of the brave.
Kaepernick, under the constitution, exercised his first amendment rights freedom of speech, and the right to not salute the flag as a citizen of the United States of America.
What if he bounces back to 2013 throwback form? Would you support him?
Highlighted statistics at a glance: Colin Kaepernick, between 2012–2013, passed for 5,011 yards, 31 touchdowns against 11 interceptions, an average completion percentage of 60 %, to go along with 939 yards rushing, and nine touchdowns on the ground.
Kaepernick led the 49ers to the NFC championship game and a Super Bowl appearance during that span, had a quarterback rating of 98.3 and 91.6, respectively. Also, starting 24 games and winning 17 of those contests, with one coming by way of a tie.
These were Kaepernick’s best years as a pro and his highest of his highs in his career.
Closing thoughts on Kaepernick, the Recap:
Like it or not, perception is a person’s reality and lens they chose to see the world from and in Kaepernick’s mind he sees this country as not holding up its end of the barging for all humanity and being treated equally.
As citizens, it’s our right to have freedom of speech within the democracy we live in, and Kaepernick chose to use his platform to bring attention to the violence across America in particular black and people of color aforementioned in his comments.
In closing, you have to respect his stance on his strong beliefs even though some or many would have chosen a different path or way to go about it; that’s a decision it looks like Kaepernick will have to live with now and moving forward.
Football brings all cultures, nationalities, age groups, different adversities, views, and opinions together: America’s Game Go NINERS!