Pretty obvious to me they looked, didn't find an obvious upgrade, and are rolling with the "known" as opposed to rolling the dice with the unknown. Doesn't have as much to do with "C", or leadership, than simply the alternatives aren't great.
Many teams at all levels let the players vote. Very few NFL teams have weekly captains. Denver and Baltimore are the only teams I can remember that do. I actually love the weekly model though. And I also prefer coaches picking Cs, but that doesn't happen much in the NFL these days.
Your last sentence proves my point.
I think that's a very reasonable stance. Thank you for your input.
My only hesitation on pulling that trigging tho is timing. And I get the counter points. But mid season makes it way more difficult than it would have 3 months ago