After spending most of this early NFL season in the headlines for kneeling during the National Anthem Colin Kaepernick is finally going to make his way onto the field during a regular season game.
The quarterback will start this Sunday’s game to help the team recover from a 4-game losing streak.
NFL.com reports that Colin Kaepernick will make his first start for the team against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday. Kaepernick’s last start was on November 1, 2015.
Earlier this year, Bills coach Rex Ryan responded to Kaepernick’s national anthem protests, saying that he wants his players to stand as “a way of showing respect for the men and women who have served our country and are currently serving our country and that’s kind of how I look at it.” Since Kaepernick began his protest in the preseason, other individuals in the league have offered support and joined in their own form of protest.