Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took issue with the team's official reporter for an answer he gave in response to a fan question. 

After Bill Voth wrote on that Colin Kaepernick "briefly saw his starting job go to Blaine Gabbert after dealing with shoulder soreness" in 2016, Reid came to the defense of his former teammate.

In November 2015 while playing with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. He had additional procedures on his right thumb and left knee two months later. 

After sitting out the first four games of 2016, Kaepernick was inserted back into San Francisco's starting lineup. The 31-year-old threw for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and completed 59.2 percent of his attempts in 11 starts.