On the program CBS This Morning, Tom Brady gave an interview and claimed he wished that Colin Kaepernick would get another shot in the NFL.
“I’ve always watched him and admired him, the way that he’s played he was a great young quarterback,” Brady said of the unsigned quarterback, currently without a team.
“He came to our stadium and beat us and took his team to the Super Bowl. He accomplished a lot in the pros as a player. And he’s certainly qualified and I hope he gets a shot.”
Tom Brady’s words reignited the Kaepernick debate that started last year when he decided to kneel for the national anthem as a way to protest our country.
While liberal activists have said it’s the former, many within the NFL indicated that it’s the latter. In an interview earlier this month, retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said that his team didn’t sign Kaepernick after a racist meme posted by Kaepernick’s girlfriend which depicted Lewis as a slave and Ravens’ owner Steve Bisciotti as a slave-owner.
“We were talking about giving this kid an opportunity to get back in the National Football League. Look, this is what I wanted to share with people. I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has … I’ve never been against Colin Kaepernick. But I am against the way he’s done it,” Lewis said, according to CBS Sports.