“Of course, he deserves a job. You saw the quarterback play throughout the league and it was terrible.”
While this was framed around Kaepernick deserving a job, it didn’t need to be. The quarterback talent pool looks incredibly shallow league-wide after week 1. Performances were pitiful across the board last week.
Good quarterbacks – Cam Newtonand Russell Wilson – looked crappy and one of the best of all-time – Tom Brady – had the worst completion percentage in the entire league. Name brand quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton threw 3 and 4 interceptions respectively.
Only 6 quarterbacks topped 300 yards in week 1. Only 20 quarterbacks topped 200 yards. Basically, a third of the quarterbacks put up stat lines ripped from a local high school football box score. One quarterback – Tom Savage – lost his job and another – Scott Tolzien – will as soon as his backup learns the playbook.