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Why Colin Kaepernick must return to the league, per Texans’ Michael Thomas

Even when they were on opposite sides of the field, Houston Texans‘ safety Michael Thomas always had Colin Kaepernick’s back. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback last played in 2016 before he became a free agent after the season. Michael Thomas explained in detail why he thinks Kap should definitely be on a roster.

Thomas shared his sentiments on the playmaker’s situation through an opinion piece written for Football Morning in America:

“Like I said, I’ve played against Colin, and he’s a winning quarterback. He wasn’t winning the last time we faced each other, but he’s proven he can compete, and he’s taken his team to the Super Bowl. People love to talk about how long Colin has been out the game, how hard it might be for him to get back to that NFL level. But I know he’s been working and staying in shape.

That’s different than actually playing, and I don’t know if his first role when he comes back will be the starting quarterback for a team. But I know for a fact that of all the backup quarterbacks on a roster right now, he’d be one of the best, if not the best. And probably better than some of the second-tier starters.”

Disregarding all the non-football matters, players including Thomas still believe in Kaepernick’s ability to lead a team on the gridiron.

The former 36th pick still holds the NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game (181 yards). He also accounts for the NFL record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single postseason (264 yards). Colin Kaepernick has a career passing rating of 88.9, respectable for a six-year veteran quarterback.

With these sentiments from Thomas, he hopes to leave politics out of the equation. He calls on teams to give Colin Kaepernick a fair opportunity to prove himself as the same guy who led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance back in 2013.