ESPN’s The Undefeated claims that the NFL and the entire “football-industrial complex” is a “racial institution.”
In an article posted Monday, The Undefeated’s Martenzie Johnson claims that the rise of white quarterbacks in the 2021 Draft and the fall of a black quarterback, Justin Fields, can be attributed to race.
As Johnson writes:
We can leave the draft evaluating to the experts, but with zero explanation, two white quarterbacks with comparable or lesser resumes than Fields were suddenly can’t-miss picks. Whether that is true is irrelevant; it’s more about what happened to Fields since he declared for the draft that exposes the draft process – and the entire football-industrial complex – for the, let’s say, racial institution that it is.
But when it comes to Black quarterbacks in particular, the NFL has long gone out of its way to keep the position as white as the