The Denver Broncos seek to get back on track against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
The eccentric receiver is a fixture in commercials and hard to miss during games. His huge profile comes as a result of his excellent play. Just a couple weeks ago, the 24-year-old receiver became the quickest ever to 300 career receptions and his career average of 94.1 yards per game is behind only Julio Jones on the all-time leaderboard.
Bennett said he spoke with some of the players who attended the NFL meetings on Tuesday in New York; he was unable to be there because the Seahawks were practicing that day. Kaepernick was brought up during the meetings, according to Bennett, but there wasn’t much discussion about him.
I don’t think we can work alongside of them until we address that issue, Bennett said. I think the issue with Kaepernick is the start to a conversation. If they want us to be open to what they want, the dialogue, then that’s something that needs to be on the table right there.
Bennett and many other players, including Seahawks teammate Richard Sherman, believe that Kaepernick has remained unsigned because of his decision not to stand for the national anthem last season, while he was with the San Francisco 49ers.
If you look at the quarterbacks playing in the NFL right now, out of the backups, I can’t name one better than him, Bennett said.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that he believes players should stand for the national anthem. Bennett, though, said he plans to resume sitting going forward.