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Even Brandon Weeden Knows Colin Kaepernick Is Better Than Him
This week, in the wake of Marcus Mariota‘s hamstring injury, the Tennessee Titans signed Brandon Weeden, who has not played a single down in the NFL since 2015, to serve as their third-stringer behind Matt Cassel.
The move was met with widespread ridicule due to the fact that Weeden is objectively worse than Colin Kaepernick. In 34 career games, Weeden has thrown for 31 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, good for a quarterback rating of 76. Meanwhile Kaepernick, in 69 career games, has thrown for 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, good for a quarterback rating of 88.9. He’s also rushed for 2300 yards, compared to just 201 for Weeden.
Any way you look at it, Kaepernick is better than Weeden. Even Weeden understands this.
Speaking to reporters after Titans practice on Wednesday, Brandon Weeden said Colin Kaepernick should have a job in the NFL. He didn’t expressly say that Kaepernick is better than him, but it was in the subtext.
“He’s had a heck of a career. He played in a Super Bowl,” said Weeden, who has definitely not played in a Super Bowl. “Obviously, he’s done a lot of really good things.
“I think us as players, we all kind of firmly believe that he’s a good enough player to play in this league. Me, myself, I feel like I have the ability to play in this league as well. I’ve never really lost that confidence. I don’t point fingers, if things have gone my way, things haven’t gone my way. But I continue to keep doing the same thing every day. I kind of worry about me and kind of go from there.”
So why didn’t the Titans sign Kaepernick? “He’s not familiar with our offense,” says Titans coach Mike Mularkey.
If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you.
Hat Tip – [Tennessean]