Eric Davis explains why Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed

Davis: 'You can discriminate in the NFL'

Karl Buscheck
August 11, 2017 - 11:46 am

Three-time All-Pro and Super Bowl champ Eric Davis joined Joe Fortenbaugh, Lorenzo Neal and Daryle “The Guru” Johnson on “Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs” on Friday and offered his perspective on why Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed.

“This is the thing about the NFL, that people have to understand — regardless of your stance on Kap,” the FS1 analyst explained. “The NFL is not corporate America. Yes, corporate America sponsors (the league). They pay attention, but the NFL itself is not corporate America.”

“And by that I mean the job that you hold right now, they can't walk in and say they're going to fire you because they think you're too old, because they think you're overweight, they think you're underweight, that they think you're too young,” Davis said. “They can't do that.”

“You can discriminate in the NFL. You can walk in and say, 'I don't like you with a bald head and you're cut. I don't like the fact that you blink your left eye too much and you're cut.'”

“You can do that in the NFL. So, right now, these guys are just looking at Kap, where he fits in the roster — from No. 1 to No. 53 — where do they have him ranked. He's no longer ranked at that top of that list.”

“So, I think it's going to make it difficult for him to get a gig with everything that comes along with it, and that's unfortunate because I know he can play.”

“I'm not concerned about whether or not his ability is up to par for him to be able to play because there are some guys in this league that we know Kap's better than. But the other aspect of everything that's happening is going to make it very difficult – especially with some of the people that are starting to speak for him.”

Check out the full interview with Davis in the podcast below:

Eric Davis

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