Daniel Jones shows leadership in support of Black Lives Matter

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

In a time of question throughout the NFL, New York Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones steps up as a leader in support of Black Lives Matter.

Many athletes have been vocal following the recent protests in honor of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. The NFL has remained in the news since it began, as their own players spoke out in a special video last week. The video included the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Saquon Barkley in a joint, unified video of support.

Barkley was the first to post the video on his personal Twitter page, and now his teammate is the latest to speak out about the Black Lives Matter situation.

Quarterback Daniel Jones will enter his second season as the Giants signal-caller and will certainly gain the trust of a lot of his teammates following his comments regarding Black Lives Matter:

“Those of you who know me well know that posting on social media is usually not my first instinct about how to express myself, and I felt that listening and talking with teammates and friends was important as a first step,” Jones said on his Twitter.

“I proudly stand beside my brothers and the entire black community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to end systemic racism. I know this is complex, and I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I am determined and motivated to do what I can to ask the right questions and work with others to drive change on this issue. I acknowledge the fact that I will never truly understand how it feels to be on the receiving end of racial injustice, but I am committed to listening, learning, and taking action to stand up for others and make a difference in my community and in this country.”

Jones, unlike Drew Brees, showed the initial leadership needed during this fight against racial inequality. Not only does this help Jones moving forward, but will show to his team how much of a leader he truly is.

Pure class by the 23-year-old.

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