he had the dream of hundreds of thousands of HS kids that played football and some that never did.
it wasn't enough - he didn't want to just be a pro NFL player he had to get political and insult America, the flag, cops, get racial, etc
we don't tune in FOR THAT
He passed on an opportunity to play with the super bowl winning broncos because he didn't want to drop a little salary. OK, but he stayed on a horrible team when everyone else left over the summer. When the pressure hit and the team was loosing he decided to focus on this. He grew his hair out and found a distraction. He should've fought hard for his career while he also fought for the issues he believes in. When you put these issues first and career second who will want you. He has like 5 months off a year to focus on these issues and then work hard at football the other 7. He could've been a role model. Instead when the team fell( it falls on the quarterback) he walked away and found a place to fit in. But that place wasn't fighting with his team and his career.
The fans blamed him when the team wasn't doing well. He should've taken it, that's what leaders do. Instead he took this route.