While Colin Kaepernick has many supporters, there are countless Americans who have shunned the former NFL quarterback for his protests during the National Anthem, much of which has been perpetuated by the President of the United States.
Donald Trump was adamant in the condemning of Kaepernicks protests after he started kneeling prior to games in 2016, tweeting about the QB and even calling players who kneel “sons of bitches” during a campaign rally.
After the death of George Floyd and the growing stigma that perhaps the public should have listened more closely to Kaepernick’s protests and appreciated the peaceful manner in which he preformed then juxtaposed to what we saw across the country in May, it appears as if Trump has changed his tone on the matter.
The President was asked during an interview at the White House on Wednesday if he thinks Kaepernick deserved another shot in the NFL, to which Trump responded with “absolutely”, barring he has the play to warrant a spot on an NFL roster.
President Trump says Colin Kaepernick should “absolutely” get another shot in the league “if he deserves it.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2020
There has been growing sentiment around the league that if Kaepernick will ever get signed to a team again it will be now, considering with the climate of race relations and police brutality in the United States.
Kaepernick is reportedly in the “best shape of his life” according to his team.