With protests all across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and some of the public finally realizing that they should have perhaps paid more attention to what Colin Kaepernick was protesting instead of how, people are calling for a team to sign him
With the Patriots now Brady-less and looking to compete in a still relatively weak AFC East, why not them?
That’s exactly what Republican Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts is saying, tweeting out that the NFL should formally apologize to the former quarterback who was allegedly “blackballed” following his kneeling protests during the National Anthem during the 2016 season.
He’s been out of the league since.
The NFL should apologize to Colin Kaepernick and the Patriots should sign him.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) June 9, 2020
Commissioner Roger Goodell and then NFL released a video apologizing to players for not listening more closely to their peaceful protests, and recognizing that black lives matter, but didn’t mention Kaepernick by name.
Kaepernick is still just 32 years old and has been out of the NFL for more than 1,200 days and counting.