Former NBC sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya is wasting little time making headlines in her new career.
Tafoya, who now works as a campaign operative for Republican Kendall Qualls in the Minnesaota gubernatorial race, appeared on the Megyn Kelly Show and discussed why former San Francisco 49ers quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick is not suiting up to play football games in the NFL.
Her assessment could not have been more accurate:
“If he really, really wanted — If the one thing he wanted in this life was to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, he’d be one right now, given that he had the talent,” Tafoya said. “But, he made some business decisions… I think he knew what he was risking, and I think that there are some legitimate complaints about race in the NFL and everywhere else in America — but that’s not why Colin Kaepernick’s not in the NFL.”
Michele Tafoya speaks on Colin Kaepernick’s career less than 24 hours after she retired from broadcasting? pic.twitter.com/SQgH1CwYAS
— Frank (@frankcrewchief) February 15, 2022
Talk about coming out swinging to start your new life adventure.
Of course, Tafoya is right. Despite the fact that Kaepernick was on the downswing of his NFL career when he began protesting the national anthem, he still had enough talent to get a starting job in the NFL if he really wanted to. But he chose to make himself a self-proclaimed martyr, and because his “crusade” involved spreading an incredibly divisive message that alienated the majority of the NFL’s fanbase, NFL owners considered he was not worth the business risk.
Apparently, all her time at the liberal media hotbed that is NBC did not rob Tafoya of the ability to reason and look at things logically, unlike most of her critics.
Predictably, her response triggered plenty of Twitter responses similar to this one:
“If the ONE thing he wanted in this LIFE was to be a starting QB”
Michele Tafoya can’t imagine Colin Kaepernick ALSO really wanted police to stop getting away w/murder. It’s analysis like this why owners won’t stop getting away w/criminal collusion. https://t.co/Pl2S0b1Gy8
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) February 17, 2022
If Tafoya can keep providing based takes like this one, it’s going to be fun watching her use her talents for political purposes.