Backup Quarterback Lives MatterNews
As we all know, Colin Kaepernick has basically started a revolution in the sports world. As a form of protest of the many black lives taken unjustly at the hands of police, he has made the conscious decision to kneel during the national anthem. This has caused a lot of media attention and uproar, specifically from former fellow BACKUP quarterback for the 49ers, Trent Dilfer. Now an analyst for ESPN, Dilfer was quoted saying:”The big thing that hit me through all this was this is a backup quarterback whose job is to be quiet, and sit in the shadows and get the starter ready to play Week 1″. That’s the big thing for you Trent? Not the fact that the police kill someone on average every 8 hours in America, and a public figure is willing to put his image on the line to represent and respect them? Colin responded by asking Dilfer to instead of attacking him, to think of the families of the victims of police brutality. He urged him to sit down and have a conversation with them, then decide if the dynamics of a backup quarterback on a football team is more important than their lives.