When it comes to embracing black coaches, the NFL needs to make a lot of progress. When it comes to embracing black quarterbacks, the NFL has made a lot of progress. But one of the most prominent black midfielders believes there is more progress to be made.
On the shopwho moved from HBO to YouTube for its fifth season, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson discusses the ongoing bias against black quarterbacks.
“It’s dying, but it’s still there,” said LeBron James.
It’s still there,” Jackson said. “That’s why I need that tournament. That’s why I need that tournament.”
The championship will not necessarily settle the broader mindset that is likely to linger in some minds. As for Jackson, it would be the ultimate justification for the clumsy effort to get him to pick up when he was entering the league four years ago. This is exactly how the topic turned out during the show.
But then there Keeler Murraywho last month found himself on the wrong end of a character assassination, with ESPN pushing for a report that he Selfish, immature, pointer finger. It’s as if no great background players, white or black, display such traits – especially when things don’t go their way.
Goats when it comes to calming tantrums are, quite literally, goats. Although not often due to his greatness, Tom Brady does not hesitate to dress up his teammates, yell at coaches, destroy tablets, yell at officials, and/or ghosts Nick Foles.
Selfish, immature, pointer finger.
However, the football world has changed drastically when it comes to leveling the playing field for the black middle. It is not just a development of the NFL. Pigeonholing often began (and probably still does) in the lower levels of the sport, with some young coaches pushing the best white athletes into the quarterback and the best black athletes for running, receiving and defensive backs. So, with more black players developing as middlemen, and more black quarterbacks playing and thriving in college, the NFL had no choice but to accept that prejudices and stereotypes had changed.