A lot of ink has been spilled over Colin Kaepernick’s bold decision not to stand during the national anthem, and for many, this protest about racial issues in our country have fallen on deaf ears.

That’s likely because, if you think about it, only quarterbacks who have won the Super Bowl should be able protest such things. Guys we trust. Guys like Ben Roethlisberger.

Troy Aikman. Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers. Steve Young. Guys that we police officers can really rely on to read the temperature of this country and hit the nail on the head regarding these ultra-sensitive topics.

What do they all have in common? They led their teams to victory. There is no other common thread between those guys and the Trent Dilfers of the world.

I mean, who would you rather listen to: Colin Kaepernick, who came up five yards short of winning a Super Bowl? Or Roger Staubach, Joe Theismann, Bob Griese, and Eli Manning, who all seemed to know their stuff when the stakes were at their highest?

Kurt Warner. Brett Favre. Russell Wils — wait, who’s that last guy? Are we sure he has a ring? I really don’t have time to google all these names. Let’s just take Russell Wilson off the list to be sure, so we have time to hear the protests from Craig Morton and Fran Tarkenton. I know they didn’t win rings — but they just seem trustworthy.

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