Because you wanted it: Tim Tebow chimes in on Colin Kaepernick


All we need for the Colin Kaepernick story is for Johnny Manziel to be somehow involved, and we’d have the greatest viral NFL story ever.

Tim Tebow, former NFL player, was asked about Kaepernick’s national-anthem protest. There’s not a ton of connection between the two, other than people loving to read about and talk about both of them.

And Tebow sounds like he believes in what Kaepernick is kneeling for, but doesn’t agree with the kneeling part of it.

“When people have belief in something, or a conviction in something, trying to stand for that is a good thing,” Tebow said, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. “Its all about standing for it the right way.”

There’s really no reason for Tebow, who was signed by the New York Mets, has apparently given up his football dreams and has no apparent connection to Kaepernick other than being in the NFL quarterback fraternity, to chime in. But it seems like everyone else is offering their opinion of Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, so why not Tebow too?

Kate Upton already chimed in, so we had crossed that off the “buzzy Internet figures” bingo card. President Barack Obama gave his opinion too, so Thanks Obama! Donald Trump did too, of course. We pretty much just need the “Game of Thrones” cast, Brangelina and Kanye West to put out a joint statement and we’ll be totally covered.

And if you were waiting around to see what Tebow thought of the matter, now you can sleep peacefully tonight knowing Tebow might not believe Kaepernick is doing his protest “the right way.”

Tim Tebow offered his opinion of Colin Kaepernick’s protest (AP)

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