Marcellus Wiley speaks on Colin Kaepernick’s media silence, his chances on an NFL Return and possible XFL pursuit

November 8, 2019 12:00 AM
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Marcellus Wiley shares his thoughts about Colin Kaepernick’s silence and his future in football

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played professional football in a little over 3 years, and his window may be closing. While Marcellus Wiley does believe Kaepernick is better than most of the current QBs in the league, he understands that there is much more to factor in.

“He’s better than damn near all of the backups in the league. And some starters. But like I said, that’s never been the equation to get you an opportunity in the NFL.”

“We get interviewed to become NFL players. We get a Wonderlic test. We get 1 on 1 meetings. We do a lot of stuff that’s not football-related just to get an opportunity. The same way you go in is the same way you come out.”

Kaepernick became a national headline after he began to kneel during the National Anthem before games, making a stance against police brutality and racial injustice. For quite some time now, Kaepernick hasn’t spoken much in the media, and Wiley has an idea why.

“My gut feeling is he doesn’t have the depth to talk about these situations,” says Wiley.

“He started off talking and then every time he was talking, they were shooting him down and cutting him down because it takes depth to talk about this.”

Wiley also goes more into detail about some of the things Kaepernick did during the process that he didn’t approve of.

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