Last week, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a video of him working out – showing NFL teams he’s ready for a comeback if given the opportunity.
In the wake of the video, several NFL players weighed in with their thoughts on Kaepernick and his protest.
New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley spoke with the New York Daily News about whether or not Kaepernick deserves a spot in the NFL.
He reacted to comments from President Donald Trump suggesting Kaep would be in the NFL if he was good enough.
“He’s not in the league not ’cause he can’t play. I mean, is that fair to him? Because of his belief or what he views?
If a fan wants to not be a fan of me because I retweet a thing for Colin Kaepernick, I don’t care. But I respect that people have their own opinions. Everyone is entitled to that. I just would hope that people respect I have a right to my own opinion, as well.”
Barkley has been more vocal in his second-year in the league – on and off the field.
He’s one of the most popular players in the league and he’s using his voice accordingly.