​For the past few weeks, the major storyline in the NFL has not been the preseason football, or even the weird trades and releases we've seen so far this training camp. 


No, it has been the controversy surrounding former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, and him apparently being blackballed by the NFL. After protesting during the National Anthem last season and starting a trend throughout sports, he has been unable to find work in the league since becoming a free agent.


Slowly but surely, more and more players are following in Kaepernick's footsteps, either protesting during the Anthem or coming out in support of what he's doing. The latest to do so? None other than Aaron Rodgers himself. 

​​In a recent interview, Rodgers affirmed that not only does he believe that Kaepernick deserves to be on an NFL roster, but that he supports him and all other players peacefully protesting during the Anthem. 


"I'm gonna stand because that's the way I feel about the flag, but I'm also 100 percent supportive of my teammates or any fellow players who are choosing not to," he said. "They have a battle for racial equality. That's what they're trying to get a conversation started around."


Rodgers mentioned a few of his teammates in helping him understand the meaning behind these protests, including both Martellus Bennett and Randall Cobb, saying that they've opened his eyes to the different perspectives in our country. 

​​You have to respect Aaron for going the unpopular route here and standing up and supporting someone who is the subject of a ton of criticism.