Originally posted by BayArea:
Of course somebody had to slip race into the discussion... somehow? Your post made a lot of points here, none of them good.
It definitely isn't a race thing (during the offseason many wanted JJ over CK) although I think I see what he's saying.
A lot of fans have this idea in their head about what winning looks like. I've noticed over the year a significant percentage of fans prefer a traditional drop back and pass QB a well as a QB with a traditional over the top throwing motion (a lot of these kinds of QBs are white- Warner, Mannings, Brady, Brees).
Kaep is unconventional, electric and a bit inconsistent at this point in his career. He plays best outside of the pocket, on the move, making the defense decide whether or not to hold their zones or rush up to stop Kaep (a lot of ppl would say he's an athletic QB, or a scrambler and many of these types of QBs are black- Vick, VY, Newton).
That's not to say there are no white athletic scrambling QBs (Tebow) or black pocket QBs (Leftwich). Obviously skin color doesnt decide what style of QB you'll be.
So, while I don't think Kaep gets undue hate just for being black, I do think he gets undue hate because he is a different style of QB.