If there’s anyone that knows about the success and pitfalls of professional sports superstardom, it’s Michael Vick.
The former Falcons quarterback stopped by the show today to talk with guest host Jason Whitlock for an honest discussion about his past and the issues facing today’s young NFL players.
One of the topics that came up during the interview was free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and why he remains unemployed as the NFL season approaches kickoff.
Opinions on Kaepernick’s unemployment are divided between those who think he’s not an NFL starting quarterback, and those who believe he’s being blackballed for his political stances, and taking a knee during the national anthem.
As for Vick, he doesn’t buy that Kaepernick is being blackballed because of his protest. He pointed out that Kaepernick’s on-field production had dipped over the last several seasons. He added that the instability and coaching staff shake ups with the Niners didn’t help his progression as a player.
Vick, as many remember, found employment with the Eagles after serving time in prison for running a dog fighting ring, when many thought he might never play in the NFL again.
His stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job in the National Football League right now.”