GREEN BAY — Former Green bay Packers and three-time NFL MVP Brett Favre is praising Colin Kaepernick and his voice for social injustices.
In a video from TMZ Sports published Sunday, Favre was asked if he thinks Kaepernick has reached the stature of a figure such as Jackie Robinson or Muhammad Ali and if he belongs in the Hall of Fame based on his work on and off the field.
Favre compares Kaepernick to Pat Tillman, a former NFL Safety who left the league to join the U.S. Army after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“I can only think of — right off the top of my head — Pat Tillman’s another guy who did something similar, and we regard him as a hero,” Favre said. “So I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”