Von Miller and Cam Newton both came forward Tuesday in unrelated interviews saying they think free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be in the NFL.
First it was Denver Broncos superstar linebacker Von Miller, who told Sports Illustrated that "I think he definitely should be in the National Football League,"
"It's not 64 quarterbacks that's better than him, and I feel like in the National Football League, that's what it's about. It's about 'can you play' or 'what can you do for me,' said Miller. "There's not 64 quarterbacks that's better than Colin Kaepernick. That's just cut and dry. It's plain and simple."
Miller went on to say that Kaepernick would be a good fit for "75 percent" of offenses because of his arm strength and ability to move in the pocket. He added that he wasn't sure if Kaepernick's national anthem protest was the reason he is still not signed.
Then it was Cam Newton, the former league MVP, who came to Kaepernick's defense.
"In my opinion is Colin Kaepernick better than some of these starting quarterbacks? Absolutely. Should he be on a roster? Absolutely. There's no question about it. Is he good enough to be on a roster? Is he good enough to be a starting quarterback? Absolutely."
Kaepernick remains unemployed after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers following last season. Many believe he's being "blackballed" by NFL owners for his stances on controversial issues like race in America. Others, and we're paraphrasing here, argue that any large business owner would simply do what will improve profit, and if a player isn't good for business, they won't take him.