Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker spoke out and said that Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment in the NFL is “surprising.”
Colin Kaepernick has been a talking point by every fan base at some point since he and the San Fransisco 49ers parted ways. The Tennessee Titans could have been one of many teams to take advantage of this but chose not to.
Whether your team needs a decent starting quarterback or a backup quarterback, almost every team should have at least entertained the idea of bringing Kaepernick to their team.
The only problem is the attention that he brings with him. Since he is still is not on an NFL roster I would say it’s safe to say that no NFL team is willing to take a chance on Kaepernick because of the attention and possible controversy he could bring to their team.
Kaepernick has always been in many political debates, and we’re not a political website, so I won’t get into that, but to say he has captivated the sports and political world for the past couple of years may be an understatement.
Some NFL players and fans have spoken out against Kaepernick not being signed by another team and Titans tight end Delanie Walker is the most recent player to do this.
Our good friends here at FanSided NFL were able to get the quote out of Walker, and the former teammate of Kaepernick has a strong opinion on the whole situation.
"“Yeah it surprises me,” Walker said, in an interview with FanSided. “I feel like the guy is a starting quarterback in this league. He could go to any team and probably start over half the guys who are playing quarterback or be a great backup. It’s a little surprising that he hasn’t had that opportunity but sometimes you can look at it and understand what the problem is. A lot of people don’t address so at the end of the day, it is what it is.”"
Walker understands what he’s saying when he says something like this. He knows that there will probably be people that are mad at him over this, but he cleared up some of that.
"“It pretty much changes their lives when they go overseas,” Walker said. “It’s a great opportunity that they do these programs to give them the opportunity that when they come back to the states, they are able to get a job or go on to get training in the profession that they choose.”"
There Walker is referring to his partnership with FedEx and USO, helping create on-the-job professional experiences for retiring veterans as they transition from the military to civilian life.
The Titans are one of many teams who will be looking for a new quarterback this offseason, and who knows, maybe Kaepernick would be a decent backup. I don’t know I couldn’t tell you. He hasn’t played since 2016, so he may not be any good anymore.
For now, the Titans will have to hope Ryan Tannehill can create some of that 49er magic that San Fransisco had in their run to the Super Bowl.