Michael Vick understands what it’s like to have NFL teams shy away because of off-field issues.
His situation, of course, involved a federal guilty charge for taking part in a dog-fighting ring — rather than the national anthem protest quarterback Colin Kaepernick undertook last season while with the 49ers.
Vick found his way back to the NFL, starting 48 games over seven years with several teams, and the former Falcons star thinks Kaepernick will too. Once there’s a backup spot open, that is.
“The stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job and playing in the National Football League right now,” Vick told Jason Whitlock on Fox Sports 1. “And being frank, Colin didn’t have the best two years his last two seasons. It wasn’t as productive as what we’ve seen him do.”
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Vick praised Kaepernick’s protest and acknowledged the “musical chairs” of coaches in San Francisco. But he also assessed Kaepernick’s ability to play quarterback — and how it only fits in with certain teams.
“It has nothing to do with him being blackballed. The gesture that he made last year when he took …read more
Source:: East Bay – Sports