LeSean McCoy: Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Worth the Distraction

    Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn't mince words when addressing quarterback Colin Kaepernick's situation, saying that the distractions surrounding him

    September 20, 2017

    Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn’t mince words when addressing quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s situation, saying that the distractions surrounding him outweigh his talents. 


    There has been a ton of controversy surrounding quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s employment with an NFL team, and Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn’t hold back when discussing the issue.

    “It’s a lot more than just he’s not on the team because he doesn’t want to stand for the national anthem,” McCoy said Thursday. “That may have something to do with it, but I think also it has a lot to do with his play. I’m sure a lot of teams wouldn’t want him as their starting quarterback. That chaos that comes along with it, it’s a lot.”

    Through six years with the 49ers, Kaepernick averaged 177.8 passing yards per game with 85 total touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He has a 59.8 completion percentage through that span.

    “You just got to look at all sides, like if I’m an owner, or the GM of a team, do I want to put him on my team?” McCoy said. “Is he good enough to be on the squad, to even deal with everything that’s going on? That’s something that I don’t really partake in.

    “As a team, trying to win and not have a distraction on the team, I just take that as a player — there’s certain players that could be on the team with big distractions, and there’s other players that it’s not good enough or not worth it,” McCoy added. “I think his situation is not good enough to have him on the team with all the attention that comes along with it. I’m sure if a guy like [Tom] Brady or a guy like whoever is your favorite player — Odell Beckham or a guy like that — you’ll deal with that attention and play him.”

    Kaepernick, who remains unsigned as the Sept. 7 season opener approaches, recently announced that he has donated a total of $800K to organizations in oppressed communities.

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