Colin Kaepernick is a divisive figure.
Not only is the unemployed former quarterback still trying to make a name for himself like he’s the next Martin Luther King Jr., but he is still a prevalent figure around the NFL.
But the greatest quarterback of all time has some words about him that you’re not going to like.
The Patriots are friends to President Trump.
Owner Robert Kraft publicly said that Trump’s thoughtful words about his late wife meant a lot to him:
“When Myra died, Melania and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue, then they came for memorial week to visit with me.
Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing,
Invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that.”
Nevertheless, Brady and Belichick are on their own compass.
They don’t care about the outside political world when they’re focused on the game at hand.
As they always say, on to the next team.
But Belichick, Brady, and Kraft have all been criticized for their support of President Trump – even though they haven’t said it publicly.
So when Brady actually came out in defense of Colin Kaepernick, it was shocking.
“In his weekly appearance on WEEI 93.7’s “Kirk and Callahan,” New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shared his thoughts on free agent Colin Kaepernick.
Brady would not commit to saying Kaepernick is being “blackballed” for his activism on the playing field, but did admit “he was a damn good quarterback” who has played in big moments in his career.
“I have no idea if he’s being blackballed,” Brady said Monday.
“I’ve competed against him. I thought he was a damn good quarterback.
He’s played at a high level and brought his teams to Super Bowls. That’s how I feel about him.”
Kaepernick is also GQ’s “Citizen of the Year.”
Well? What are your thoughts about GQ naming ousted QB Colin Kaepernick as “Citizen of the Year” on the cover of the December issue?
Is he a civil rights leader… Or a self-centered opportunist? pic.twitter.com/zWn93CxjnA
— Jeff Brady (@kens5jbrady) November 13, 2017
This is a mess of incomparable proportions.
We have a former quarterback who acts as if he’s Martin Luther King Jr. and the liberals can’t get enough of it.