Akiem Hicks left little doubt what he thinks about his team (and the other 31) not giving quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job the last few seasons.
The Chicago Bears defensive tackle reflected on Colin Kaepernick’s protest and how he sacrificed his career for what he believed was right.
In doing so, he also threw a massive shot at QB Mike Glennon.
“All I will say is this: We saw it. We watched how it unfolded,” Hicks said Wednesday. “And we see that he doesn’t have a job now. This call isn’t to advocate for Kaep getting a job, but he did sacrifice his position for where he is now. His career was ended because of it, in my opinion. We signed Mike Glennon.”
“I had the same thought that 85-90 percent of the league felt at that moment: If I get down on one knee in front of this stadium, I am fired; My job, my life, my career is over; I will be blackballed,” he said. “And then, to come out on the other end and watch it actually happen to Kaepernick just tells me that my feelings were real. It was the reality, and hopefully it won’t be going forward.”
For the 2019 season, Hicks racked up 10 total tackles and 1 sack in only five games played.