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What’s behind the NFL’s failure to protect read-option quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick?


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The NFL just settled a legal challenge from 4,500 former players and their families to pay an estimated $765 million in damages for concussion-related injuries. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is on record saying that football culture needs to change in…

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The NFL is so afraid of the read option, they want to make it a bit more dangerous... i.e. increase the risk on teams that execute it. The NFL should be protecting the read option because the players running it are among the most dynamic in the game. It's good for the game to have that level of excitement and explosion.

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