Colin Kaepernick’s weekend NFL workout in metro Atlanta caused a national media blitz, lots of speculation and even a bit of fame by association for a Clayton County high school. Now an Atlanta rapper is looking for it to cause another stir: on the Atlanta Falcons’ roster.
The Migos rapper, who was once the star quarterback for Berkmar High School in Gwinnett, told TMZ Sports on Monday that Kaepernick, who is trying to get back on an NFL team, would be the perfect replacement for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
“We need to get Matt Ryan out of there!” the Migos rapper told TMZ Sports.
Quavo went on to share his love for Kaepernick, who worked out for eight teams Saturday. It’s not clear whether the Falcons were one of those teams. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback ended up playing at Charles Drew High School in Riverdale on Saturday rather than at the Falcons facility because Kaepernick and his reps had issues with the media availability at the NFL-orchestrated workout.
“I’ve been ready for three years,” Kaepernick said. “I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why. I came out here today and showed it in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide. We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, (Commissioner) Roger Goodell to stop running, to stop running from the truth, to stop running from the people.”
Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Marshall, did not mention the controversy around the workout during the 50-second interview.
Quavo’s ambassadorship for Kaepernick was not well received by football fans on social media. Some dismissed his opinion as uninformed. Ryan is in year 2 of a 5 year extension that pays him a guaranteed 100 million, according to previous AJC reports. Ryan also holds a place on the top 10 list of the NFL’s all-time passing.
There were a handful of folks who supported Quavo’s vision for the Falcons.
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