Michael Vick is no stranger to NFL quarterback controversy, and for that reason and more, his opinion on the future of another newsworthy figure carries weight.
And Vick is now among those who still believe in Colin Kaepernick’s ability to play in the MFL.
Vick, the former No. 1 NFL Draft pick who started his career playing with the Atlanta Falcons, believes Kaepernick, who hasn’t played in the league since 2016, still has what he’s got. it takes to be an NFL quarterback – and even a starting quarterback.
“I think it will happen in due time,” Vick said.
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There may be lessons to be learned from Vick, who made three Pro Bowls in six years with the Falcons before pleading guilty to his dogfishing involvement and spending 21 months in federal prison. When he returned to the NFL with the Eagles, he won Returning Player of the Year and won a fourth Pro Bowl.
“He’s been out of the league for a few years and he hasn’t played in a long time, it would probably be smart to play a backup role and play that backup role for two or three years,” Vick said during a visit with Outkick. “And, when you have the opportunity to start, you show that you can play. You win a series of games. You win five or six games”,
Kaepernick, 34, was basically kicked out of the NFL because of his political and social positions. The NFL released an official policy explaining how it happened. However, the former San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl quarterback hasn’t had much besides recently committing to a workout with the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason. …even though some outlets are suggesting he would automatically start in select NFL cities, including Atlanta, against Marcus Mariota and rookie Desmond Ridder.