Goodell believes it is about football and not politics.
Ever since Colin Kaepernick was pretty much blackballed from the NFL for kneeling during the National Anthem, football fans have been wondering whether or not a team will ever take a chance on the former quarterback and give him a spot on an NFL roster. After all, he did lead his team to a Super Bowl and notched 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in his short career in the league, which is better than many of the QB’s who find themselves on rosters today.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t exactly been vocal about the situation but did offer a comment after he was asked about it during the commissioner’s “State of the League” press conference on Wednesday.
“Our clubs are the ones that make decisions on players that they wanna have on their roster,” Goodell explained. “They make that individually. They make that in the best interests of their team. I think if a team decides that Colin Kaepernick or any other player can help their team win, that’s what they’ll do.”
Goodell was also there to talk about the Super Bowl and even answered some questions about the controversial missed call during the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints.
The Super Bowl will be played Sunday in Atlanta between the Rams and the New England Patriots.