While New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees bumbled his way back into good graces with his NFL peers, Joe Burrow took a firm stance against the injustices and inequities towards African Americans.
One of his new teammates, Tee Higgins, explained what Burrow’s statement meant to him on the Bengals Booth Podcast with Dan Hoard.
“It means a lot,” Higgins said. “A guy with his platform is just showing that he really cares and that this is a guy that is showing his true colors.”
Burrow has not missed when given the chance to speak this offseason, no matter the subject presented towards him. He didn’t even have to say anything, but the gravitating response to his words is something we should come to expect from him.
Along with Burrow, Higgins and most of the Cincinnati Bengals 2020 NFL Draft class shared their thoughts on the current events taking the country by storm. Khalid Kareem posted a statement of his own on Twitter.
This is something that’s been on my heart for quite some time.— Khalid A. Kareem (@khalid_kareem53) May 31, 2020
You don’t have to agree with me, just understand where I’m coming from. pic.twitter.com/KFfIvoGyQO
The leadership of this class of rookies has not been falsely advertised, and the message they’re proudly getting across is consistent and bullish. That bodes well for the overall leadership of this team going forward.