ESPN Claims ‘Racism’ Reason Behind Lack of Black Quarterbacks

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Writers at ESPN are apparently dead set on playing the race card as often as they can.

At least this is how it appears, with new pieces on their website pushing a new conspiracy theory claiming that the real reason there aren’t more black quarterbacks in the NFL is racism.

As The Daily Wire reports:

In a piece titled, “Justin Fields And The Double Standard Of Black Quarterback Prospects,” Martenzie Johnson claims one key reason the stock of projected first round draft pick Justin Fields is falling… is his skin color.

According to Johnson, Fields’ plummet down the projected draft boards is an example of the uphill battle black quarterbacks still face when compared to their white counterparts.

“When it comes to black quarterbacks in particular,” Johnson writes, “the NFL has long gone out of its way to keep the position as white as the painted yard lines on the field.”

Let’s take a step back. It’s important to acknowledge that, in the NFL’s past, black players certainly faced discrimination. African-Americans were rarely chosen to play in the quarterback position, largely due to the overtly racist notion that black athletes didn’t have the mental ability to handle all that the position entails. Thankfully, trailblazers like Marlin Briscoe, Doug Williams, and Warren Moon helped change that way of thinking.

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KMc
KMc
14 days ago

Can’t fix stupid! They don’t want equal rights. They want special rights!

kom
kom
11 days ago
Reply to  KMc

Not just in sports either.

Ed G
Ed G
14 days ago

Then you get a very special one (Lamar) and you guys at ESPN do all you can to belittle his talent! Stop the race baiting!

Anti communism
Anti communism
14 days ago

Those who call others racist in themselves can find the true racist in that if your mind is on racism you can find it anywhere you wish to find it. As your racist mind can see nothing else but your own racism

MARK
MARK
14 days ago

I always thought ESPN was supposed to be a sports network not a BLM, race baiting organization trying to tear this country apart.

I GUESS I WAS WRONG

Donny
Donny
14 days ago
Reply to  MARK

And now I’m done with espn too. Finding out I don’t miss pro-sports, political entertainers and a lot more. Quit wasting your time and money in those who have no respect for you!

Richard Faith
Richard Faith
14 days ago
Reply to  Donny

Ayy phaugh-king MEN!

Kdub
Kdub
13 days ago
Reply to  Donny

I have been done with them all going on about 3 years now…

Rich
Rich
13 days ago
Reply to  MARK

ESPN has almost become unwatchable between the woke commentators, the woke news ticker at the bottom pushing their propaganda, and the woke advertisers pushing their LGBTQ++ messaging of special privilege. This former sports junkie is finding something else to do.

Susie Freedman
Susie Freedman
14 days ago

If that is the case, I will presume you feel Caucasian players are not given safety positions, or cornerback positions or running back positions because of racism and not talent!

Kdub
Kdub
13 days ago
Reply to  Susie Freedman

I have been saying for a long time that it is now reverse racism in sports..especially football and basketball.The number of white people on either sport that has any playing time can just about be counted every time on one hand. But that is not racism!! and you never hear whites complain about the obvious…we suck it up and move on…

Bill
Bill
14 days ago

I am so tired of this racism the left stokes

Paes
14 days ago

this whole show anymore are just of cast of mutant dummies

Mike W
Mike W
14 days ago

What a luxury – to always have a politically correct – excuse and blame for failure. There sure are an awful lot of black faces in the NFL hardly seems like a racist organization. Pro sports as a whole is going down the tubes. Fans walking away in droves. I don’t feel at all sorry for the current bunch of whiners – but it is sad to see these a**holes ruining the good thing they had for the next group of kids coming up.

Last edited 14 days ago by Mike W
Jack
Jack
14 days ago
Reply to  Mike W

Why don’t the players and the Democratic members of Congress
change places, since they seem to know so much about what the other does. Politics is absolutely going to ruin sports. As for me, I don’t watch the NBA anymore and it looks like I’m not a singular circumstance. MLB stepped on it and in it when they listened to Little Al and dumped on Atlanta. Money, power, creed and guilt have way to much influence today and it shows at the box office and viewing audiences nationally.
Folks need to forget getting Woked and get Yoked

Richard Faith
Richard Faith
14 days ago
Reply to  Jack

At polling time, we elect people to be our REPRESENTATIVES in government, but what we nearly alway GET, are POLITICIANS. As I have said many times before, a person can be a representative only to the extent that he is NOT a politician, and a person can be a politician only to the extent that he is NOT a representative. Simply put, the two are mutually exclusive.
.
HENCE, we have a negative amount of USE for politicians, to whom I refer as:
POLLUTE-t i c i a n s.

Ken
Ken
14 days ago

That’s all well and good but why haven’t pro sports made spaces for women and transgenders? If you Really want to be Fair get with the Program! No I don’t mean Seperate but equal (except for pay and whatever else) as in the WNBA. Maybe the NBA and WNBA could profit share so everything could be fair and equal!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
14 days ago

Every year, during the draft, I’m glad I dumped the NFL when they embraced Kaepernick. I recaptured six hours per week to read, talk to my kids, post my opinions here and there and so on. These days, I never think about it. And that breakaway spread quickly to the NBA that was never high on my radar. I enjoy reading about MLB troubles, especially with respect to the All-Star Game. Call it justified schadenfreude. And I’ve discovered I enjoy college sports much more now.

Kdub
Kdub
13 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

And the choir says AMEN….

Jim Lipe
Jim Lipe
14 days ago

I think it is racist that most of the wide out receivers are black. White receivers are being held back and that is racist imho.

Moni Lepak
Moni Lepak
14 days ago

Really. Are u kidding me!!!! I’m so done with this. You should be evaluated according to your ability.

Willie
Willie
14 days ago

“Thankfully, trailblazers like Marlin Briscoe, Doug Williams, and Warren Moon helped change that way of thinking.” And that was a long time ago already. Nowadays, teams are more intested in winning than worrying about the color of a guy skin. They try to put the best players on the field regardless of color.

Dolores Linthurst
Dolores Linthurst
13 days ago
Reply to  Willie

I was just thinking of these guys when I read this article! Kudos to you for thinking of them! We have had black quarterbacks in the past! Maybe not as much as we do now, but may the best in skill and professionalism be the ones who will quarterback for their team! Be it black or white!

David Byron Hidalgo
David Byron Hidalgo
13 days ago

Those who continue to patronize the organizations and corporations who support and promote the lie of systemmic racism, wokeness, critical race theory and the like, while denouncing those doctrines are sacrificing principle for convenience. Drinking coke isn’t a necessity. We have the technology to find out which corporations are caving to this lie. If we don’t buy the products they produce we hit them in the pocket book. Now is the time to turn this movement back. If we don’t, this will quickly become the norm for our Country.

Sherry E.
Sherry E.
13 days ago

Steve McNair is another great example! A true warrior!

BrewDubbs
13 days ago

Skill… Something of which ESPN is lacking more and more….

I think ALL high-paying sports are bigoted… If not, they would have overweight, 50+ year old men, sitting on the sidelines, warming the benches, and making hundreds of thousands of dollars….

Karen R Sheerin
Karen R Sheerin
13 days ago

I feel the best response to this nonsense is: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Bob
Bob
13 days ago

ESPN is a racist organization…simply because it can’t do sports without adding race to the mixture.

Joe
Joe
13 days ago

If they were really good they would be playing. No skin tone involved.

Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis
13 days ago

Do they think the NBA is racist because there aren’t as many white players?

Jack Ingram
Jack Ingram
12 days ago

What a bunch of actual racist crap this is. The NFL is a game for sure but it is a profit making business first and foremost. There would be no way for them to pay the huge salaries other wise.. It is up to the coaches and owners of the teams to have the cream of the crop in all positions in order to win games. I submit, no I guarantee, that the color of the skin matters not the least bit if they can win games. They could be a bright shade of green and no one would care if they took them to the Super Bowl. Nobody but news hacks wanting to say something controversial but demonstrating total ignorance of the facts and wanting to foment trouble would ever say such a thing. This sort of thing is the very reason any kind of racism exist in America. When will some small amount of common sense kick in among the populace in general?

William
William
12 days ago

This total bull craps.The black athletes comprises more than 80 percent of the sport so skin color has nothing to do with it.ESPN needs to keep their racist mouths shut.

Larry
Larry
8 days ago

To be honest, since blacks only make up 13% of the population here in the U.S., 32 teams should only average 4.16 black quarter backs total in the NFL, mathematically speaking. I don’t know them all but I believe we’re close to that already so where is the problem? Hiring standards should be by performance anyhow, not color stats….