Malcolm Jenkins Says Jaguars Prove Why Kaepernick ‘Deserves a Job’

Malcolm Jenkins

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.

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.”

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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