Much has been said about why Colin Kaepernick isn’t playing in the NFL. He is supposed to be a victim of racism, yet in fact he is a bootleg quarterback with a low passing completion percentage. Cam Newton, Chad Henne, Blake Bortles and Matt Cassel are the few recently employed NFL quarterbacks with a lower rating.
On the list at the website above Colin Kaepernick has a 59.5 completion percent and that is good enough to put him in 47th place among all-time QBs. Peyton Manning has a 65% rating and Drew Brees the highest at 67%.
If one looks at modern quarterbacks one finds that all of the starters have 60% or better and just one or two marginal QBs carry a 59% and still play. Since Kaepernick isn’t a drop back passer and just as a running threat was able to get his completion rate as high as 59.5% its easy to understand why NFL teams don’t want to risk playing a quarterback who nearly guarantees empty seats for boycotts. Colin Kaepernck uses games as political platforms and understandably people are concerned more with making a profit. At age 31 running quarterbacks tend to slow down and develop fumblelitas in the hands from all the hits. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kaepernick
Quarterback passer rating have been going up since the 1950s when the best quarterbacks were lucky to rate higher than 50% on completions. Maybe the artificial turf helps, maybe its the receivers with sticky fingers. The 2018 completion stats are rather amazing; Drew Brees leads at 75%! The top 19 are all above 65%!
NFL tickets at the most cheap run from $10 (If I went to an NFL game I would get one of those) to $200-$300. Apparently team owners actually care if they sell out stadiums for revenue’s sake.