Jenkins reiterated his support of Kaepernick on Wednesday by saying the Jaguars' quarterback situation is proof Kaepernick should be employed.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
October 24, 2018

Malcolm Jenkins believes the Jaguars' quarterback situation is proof Colin Kaepernick deserves a job in the NFL.

During the Eagles' locker room availability on Wednesday, Jenkins once again reiterated his support for Kaepernick, who is currently pursuing a collusion grievance against the league.

"I can turn on the tape this week of our opponent and see that Colin Kaepernick deserves a job," Jenkins told reporters.

Jenkins was referring to Jaguars' starting quarterback Blake Bortles, who was benched during Jacksonville's 20–7 loss to the Houston Texans. Bortles' 80.3 percent completion rate is one of the worst in the league, and the struggling quarterback had completed just 6-of-12 passes for 61 yards at the time he was benched.

Jenkins, a leading member of the NFLPA Players Coalition, has previously called NFL owners "cowards" for refusing to sign Kaepernick. 

Jenkins emphasized support on Wednesday comes after the Eagles safety was called a "sellout" and a "neocolonialist" during a pregame skirmish with Panthers safety Eric Reid last week for his involvement with the coalition.

The Eagles (3–4) will play the Jaguars (3–4) in London on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

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