A Case for Colin Kaepernick – Using Stats

It seems like the most controversial debate of this offseason has been whether or not Colin Kaepernick isn’t getting signed because of his protesting or because he’s not a good quarterback. There are fierce defenders on both sides of the argument, and while I definitely agree the protesting is probably the main reason, I also could see how a 1-10 record last season can make some people question his merits as a player.

People who are adamant about Kaepernick not having the chops to be an NFL quarterback (who don’t immediately state how he’s “unAmerican” for sitting during the national anthem) point to his less than desirable stats from the 2016 season as why he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL.

So, why not look at these awful stats from his 2016 season, and see if they’re right?

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What if the Rodgers-Moss trade had actually happened?

The story of the famed trade that never was, between the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders prior to the 2007 draft has cropped up again. The trade proposed an exchange of then backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Randy Moss, who many thought had lost a step during his time in Oakland.

Now, this trade obviously didn’t happen; Moss ended up in New England for a fourth round pick, which ended up being a huge bargain for the Patriots, as Moss would go on to set a single season record for touchdown receptions and help the Patriots to an undefeated record in the regular season.

But what would have happened if the Rodgers-Moss trade had happened?

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The Definitive Rushing Quarterback Stats Guide

I’ve tried to pool as much information about Quarterback rushing stats as I could find. I always thought it would be easier to find everything all in one place.

Quarterback Rushing stats are just fun. It’s a different way to play the game than the traditional passing heavy style, and this is one of the few lists that you’ll find Michael Vick, Steve Young, Cam Newton, Blake Bortles, Vince Young, and Terry Bradshaw all together.

I have Rushing Yards charts for:

  • Career
  • Single Seasons
  • Single Game
  • Playoffs
  • Super Bowl

…and I’ll begin making a chart for the 2017 season once that begins, which will coincide with updates to the Career chart as well.

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Why are Sports Championships Matchups Becoming So Boring?

Sports are fun. There’s a reason that people get so excited and gather around the TV or in stadiums to watch their favorite players kick, hit, shoot or throw a ball or puck in defense of a certain locale and team.

But sports championship matchups have become sadly predictable in most sports. Is this a kind of power consolidation towards the top in certain conferences of certain sports? Or are we living in an unprecedented time where we are witnessing some of the greatest athletes to ever live performing remarkably in their prime? In thirty years, will this time be lauded for how many dynasties could exist across all of sports?

Let’s analyze some recent trends in sports championships:

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