Max Kellerman Concerned Over NFL Draft’s Top QB Picks Being ‘White Guy, White Guy, White Guy’ (VIDEO)
Max Kellerman is sure to catch some heat for his latest comments.
Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Mac Jones and Trey Lance are the most notable names when it comes to the most important position in football.
When discussing White and Black quarterbacks this week, ESPN’s Max Kellerman expressed concern that the stock of a Black quarterback falls before the draft, specifically pointing out what is happening with Ohio State’s Justin Fields.
“I know it’s on my radar,” the “First Take” co-host said. “Sometimes quarterbacks rise, sometimes they fall, but what I’ve noticed, in recent years after decades of artificial barriers being put in place for Black quarterbacks is that vis-a-vis White quarterbacks, Black quarterbacks in the draft tend to fall pre-draft.
“Sometimes it’s right, Daniel Jones looks like he’s going to be better than Dwayne Haskins. And sometimes it’s wrong. Mitch Trubisky is not as good as Deshaun Watson or certainly not Patrick Mahomes.
“The point is, the correlation that can be made, is that your status falls, vis a vis White quarterbacks, and so that’s why my antenna are up when I notice one, two and three this year – White guy, White guy, White guy. But that may be correct. We need to see in the end how these guys turn out as pros.”
Kellerman also called out a team like the Chicago Bears to pick Fields should he fall to the latter half of the top 10. He also added that he wouldn’t have a problem if someone like San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that someone like Mac Jones was their guy.