Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ought to be on a NFL roster, and the rationale he isn’t is due to “protests.”
Rodgers defined his reasoning in an extended interview with ESPN the Journal.
This is an excerpt from writer Mina Kimes:
“I ask Rodgers what he thinks, and he demurs at first, then says it might be ‘ignorant’ to recommend Kaepernick’s stance did not play a task in his employment standing.
A couple of weeks later, he reaffirms his level. ‘I feel he ought to be on a roster proper now,’ he says. ‘I feel due to his protests, he is not.’
Rodgers tells me that whereas he does not plan on sitting out the anthem, he believes the protests — which he describes as peaceable and respectful — are constructive, mentioning that he is had conversations with a brand new teammate, tight finish Martellus Bennett, concerning the points they symbolize. ‘I am gonna stand as a result of that is the best way I really feel concerning the flag — however I am additionally one hundred pc supportive of my teammates or any fellow gamers who’re selecting to not,’ he says. ‘They’ve a battle for racial equality. That is what they’re making an attempt to get a dialog began round.'”
Rodgers additionally mentioned holding his household points personal and the difficulties together with his earlier relationship with actress Olivia Munn.
Kaepernick has been a free agent since he selected to choose out of his contact with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Rodgers interview seems within the Sept. 18th NFL Preview Problem of ESPN the Journal.