The NFL’s tumultuous 2021 offseason just experienced another earthquake.

This one could cause big problems for the NFL.

And that’s because ESPN just made one claim about the NFL that will leave you speechless.

ESPN’s race-focused website The Undefeated published an article by Martenzie Johnson claiming that Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields slipped below BYU’s Zac Wilson and Alabama’s Mac Jones because NFL talent evaluators are racist against black quarterbacks.

“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,” Johnson wrote.

Johnson baselessly claimed NFL scouts don’t think black quarterbacks are smart enough to play the position.

“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 painted yard lines on the field. Quarterbacks are expected to be smart, rational decision-makers who command a team and act as the de facto coach on the field. Accuracy and strong arms are a plus, but it mostly comes down to what’s between your ears rather than any other physical attribute. As the authors of The Bell Curve would have you believe, few Black men possess those attributes,” Johnson added.

This is all an easily disprovable lie.

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray was the number one overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

The top four highest paid NFL quarterbacks – Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Dak Prascott – are all black.

Johnson left out that North Dakota State’s Trey Lance also shot up the draft boards and could be chosen ahead of both Justin Fields and Mac Jones.

The quarterback position and the draft is completely an “in the eye of the beholder” situation where teams simply fall in love with a particular player.

NFL teams only care about winning as coaches and general managers get fired at the drop of a hat.

And no executive or coach is going to risk their future or their families financial well being to pursue a racist vendetta.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.