After an on-field spat with fellow protester Eric Reid, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says that the Jacksonville Jaguars proves that anthem protest inventor Colin Kaepernick should have a job in the NFL.
Reid and Jenkins had some harsh words for each other on the field during Sunday’s game with Reid taunting Jenkins as a “sellout” for working with the league to put an end to the anthem protests in exchange for $89 million in NFL-sponsored spending on so-called social justice issues.
Reid had major concerns with Malcolm Jenkins' Players Coalition that raised nearly $100 million to causes considered important to African-American communities. pic.twitter.com/qBsfDr4yLi
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 21, 2018
But during Wednesday’s press availability, Jenkins reiterated his support for the anthem protest inventor and former San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But, even so, Jenkins couldn’t resist taking a jab at his upcoming opponents, the Jaguars, saying that the team’s stable of quarterbacks proves that Kaepernick deserves a job.
Without belaboring the point, Jenkins said, “I can turn on the tape this week of our opponent and see that Colin Kaepernick deserves a job.”
#Eagles Malcolm Jenkins was speaking about the Players Coalition and noting his constant support for Colin Kaepernick when he added: “I can turn on the tape this week of our opponent (the #Jaguars) and see that Colin Kaepernick deserves a job.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 24, 2018
Of course, Jenkins was taking a jab at the Jaguars’ Blake Bortles who currently has one of the worst completion rates in the league. In Sunday’s big 20-7 loss to the Houston Texans, Bortles only completed six of 12 passes for just 61 yards before he was benched.
Jenkins’ Eagles are set to play the Jaguars this Sunday in London, UK.
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