For some unknown reason, last night an idea popped into my mind, and while at first it seemed preposterous, after some time thinking about it, perhaps it is not so crazy.
I was thinking about the various QB prospects in this coming year's draft, and Cam Newtonobviously popped into my mind. This is a guy who has obviously been quite successful in college, but might not be in the NFL. I was thinking about it, and I think that the fact that he is black might indicate that he will not be an ideal QB to consider drafting. Now I am far from a racist, but I think that an individual's color might indicate something about their success in the NFL at their given position. For example, the last time a black QB was in the Superbowl, was 2005 when it was McNabb. The last time a black QB won a superbowl was Doug Williams back in 1988. I find these two facts hard to completely disregard and throw out as irrelevant. After all, it is not like there were no black quarterbacks between 1988 and now. Additionally, the likelihood that many black QB between those years were real good playing on a bad team is slim.
I am not saying that being black is an indicator of lack of success, but I am saying it might indicate how well he will do as a franchise QB of a team. Am I opposed therefore to drafting a guy like Newton? No, but perhaps going with one of the many white QBs will prove to be the wiser decision.