Social Media Reacts to Double Standard as Tim Tebow Returns to the NFL While Colin Kaepernick Remains Blackballed

It’s was recently announced that former quarterback Tim Tebow will return to the NFL after being out of the league and playing another sport for the past several years. Not only is the former player returning after not having much success as a quarterback, but he is also being brought back in a position that he has never played in high school, college, or as a professional in the NFL. Social media has definitely noticed the ironic gesture of another former quarterback who has been a success in the league, even taking his team to the Super Bowl, yet, he hasn’t been offered a chance or has had any serious negotiations about returning to a sport he truly loves.

“White privilege” may be the correct term that people are utilizing because former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has basically been exiled from the league due to his stance against police brutality and systemic racism. Ironically, his peaceful protest was to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem, yet, Tebow, who was more known for his religious stance, has also been known for taking a knee as well, yet, it was never seen as controversial and he is being welcomed back to the league more than six years after retiring from a lackluster career at best.

As can be expected, fans and NFL players alike are questioning the logic behind bringing a former quarterback to play a position he has never played, yet, Kaepernick, who is still capable of starting in the league when he last played, still isn’t playing or getting a tryout.