The Kaepernick Rankings: 5 Quarterbacks We Hated In Week 1

With the return of the NFL this past week, fans across the world were cheering for their favorite teams and players. Aside that, there were a selection of angry fans that had every quarterback under a microscope. While their isn’t concrete evidence that Colin Kaepernick is being black-balled from the NFL, it’s hard to argue as some NFL quarterbacks are as talented as Shane Falco.

Depending on who you talk to, it’s believed that Kap is out of the league because of his play. Last season’s total of 20 touchdowns to only 4 interceptions fully negates that notion. For most of the year, he was one of few bright spots on the 49ers, which was one of the worst teams in the NFL.

His stance against the oppression of brown and black people, particularly with law enforcement rubbed people the wrong way. Even though he went about it as respectful and peaceful as a protest gets, he continues to be maligned as if he is a criminal.

That said, until Kaepernick is on an NFL roster, we are going to lowlight performances of some the league’s worst quarterbacks.

Of course guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger and other top-tier quarterbacks are excluded for obvious reasons. This list is for the quarterbacks who are stealing checks and holding a roster spot that could belong to Kaepernick.

The argument that Kap isn’t good enough to play in the league is asinine. If guys like the one’s listed below continue to hold a roster spot, it’s hard to argue the logic against Kaepernick.

Here at TSFJ, we are for the people. So reading this may be theraputeic for Kap supporters. For those who don’t like Kap and think that he’s not worthy of a roster spot, just take a peek below to see five quarterbacks we hated in Week 1 and tell us your team is less committed to winning and more committed to being less competitive.

Let the fun begin, and enjoy.

#FreeKaep. (Source: Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

The Player: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
The Box Score: 16/31, 170 yards, 4 interceptions, 0.6 QBR

If we are being honest, Andy Dalton shouldn’t be lumped in the same group as the others on this list. His Week 1 performance was so awful that he’s entered the terrain of the run of the mill signal callers in the league. This past Sunday he wasn’t off on a few throws, he was historically bad. So, how awful was his performance? He tossed four interceptions and he had a QBR rating of 0.6. Since coming into the NFL, Dalton is a proven talent, but against the stout Baltimore Ravens defense, he looked more like former Bengal great (sarcasm) David Klingler.

The Player: Brian Hoyer, San Francisco 49ers
The Box Score: 24/35, 195 yards, 2 turnovers (1 INT, 1 fumble) 13.2 QBR

Hopefully you didn’t fall for the jig that is Brian Hoyer. (Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

I can’t believe I fell for the jig. After watching the preseason, specifically against the Minnesota Vikings, I fixed my lips to say that Brian Hoyer is a decent option as a stop-gap quarterback for the 49ers. Against the Carolina Panthers, Hoyer revealed who he really was and that’s a mediocre quarterback. Although his box score isn’t as horrid compared to others, Hoyer did nothing to put the Niners in position to win the game.

The Player: Josh McCown, New York Jets
The Box Score: 26/39, 187 yards, 2 interceptions, 29.4 QBR

Josh McCown seems like a really cool guy. He’s not too bad of a quarterback, but he isn’t a good one either. Against the Buffalo Bills, McCown engineered three scoring drives that resulted in 12 points, but that wasn’t enough to get the victory. Outside of an aging Matt Forte, he doesn’t have much to work with on offense, but at the end of the day, all failures fall on the extension of the head coach which is the quarterback.

The Player: Scott Tolzien, Indianapolis Colts
The Box Score: 9/18, 128 yards, 2 interceptions, 6.3 QBR

Being benched for Jacoby Brissett warrants a spot on this list. Sorry Scott, you don’t deserve this.

The Player: Tom Savage, Houston Texans
The Box Score: 7/13, 62 yards, 2 fumbles, 7.8 QBR

The only Savage we acknowledge is 21. After an abysmal start in Week 1, the Tom Savage experience lasted as long as a Snapchat story. While on the field, I’m certain that defensive backs yelled “ISSA TURNOVER” every time he dropped back to pass. In two quarters, Savage had two lost fumbles and he failed to lead Houston to a scoring drive. After his cameo experience, the Deshaun Watson era is now under way until further notice.

#FreeKap

One Reply to “The Kaepernick Rankings: 5 Quarterbacks We Hated In Week 1”

  1. Football is a team sport. Dalton is a better QB than Krapernick.

    Admittedly, Dalton has not played well in the first two games of the 2017 season. The guy has only completed 54.5% of his passes for a paltry 197.0 yards a game with no TDs thrown and 4 picks thrown. His QB rating is an abysmal 47.2

    The Bengals are a horrible team and it has not as much to do with Dalton as with the rest of the team. The Bengals have one quality receiver, AJ Green.

    Dalton and Krapernick came into the NFL in the same 2011 season.

    Dalton

    Started 95 games
    Played 95 games
    Thrown for 238 yards / game
    Thrown 1.5 TDs / game
    Thrown 0.9 INTs / game
    62.6 completion pct
    88.2 QB rating
    Wins 56
    Losses 37
    Ties 2

    Krapernick

    Started 58 games
    Played 69 games
    Thrown for 178 yards / game
    Thrown 1.04 TDs / game
    Thrown 0.43 INTs / game
    59.8 completion pct
    88.9 QB rating
    Wins 28
    Losses 30
    Ties 0

    Though not a great player, Dalton has played better than Krapernick.

    Dalton delivers 33% more yards a game. Dalton delivers 44% more touchdowns a game. Those are two keys for winning.

    Also, Dalton has started and played 95 straight games as the starting QB for the Bengals. Krapernick had only managed to start 58 games, or 61% as much though both players came into the league in the same season.

    Krapernick is a loser QB, losing 1.07 games for every win. Meanwhile, Dalton has been a winner, winning 1.54 games for every loss.

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