NFL legend Michael Irwin has shut down calls for Colin Kaepernick’s return to professional football.
Irwin was responding after Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott fractured his right thumb on Sunday night.
Prescott will undergo surgery and be out of action for the foreseeable future.
The Cowboys, who many thought could play in the Super Bowl this year, now looked doomed.
Cooper Rush will be the starting quarterback in Dallas and Will Grier will be his backup.
So ESPN star Stephen A. Smith floated the possibility of the team bringing back Kaepernick to try to save the season for Dallas.
“You know what, this is a different subject for another day maybe,” Smith said
“It will never happen, in my opinion … might want to make that call to Colin Kaepernick.
“Might want to find out.
“He ain’t been around but he’s a playmaker with his legs who’s available, you gotta take that into consideration.
“But I would think about it, I would say that.
“But getting back to reality, because I don’t think that’s reality.”
Enter former Cowboys receiver Michael Irwin.
“Let’s stop with this Colin Kaepernick stuff,” Irwin fired back.
“Let’s just stop.
“Colin Kaepernick’s been out of football for what five years now.
“Come on, man.
“Let’s stop all of a sudden thinking we can go resurrect Colin Kaepernick and he’s going to come and resurrect a football team.
“ I’ll take my chances with Cooper Rush. I will take my chances with Cooper Rush.
“I saw Cooper Rush win a football game last year.
“That’s all I’m saying,” he said.