Von Miller and Vic Beasley are having an NFL ‘pass-rushing summit.’ This is what it should look like
Vic Beasley made his mark on the NFL in his second pro season, recording a league-leading 15.5 sacks and earning first-team All-Pro honors in the process. His emergence wasn’t lost on superstar linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller.
Back in January, Miller proposed the two quarterback-crushing defenders team up for a “pass-rushing summit” this offseason. On Tuesday, Beasley told ESPN he plans on making good on his colleague’s offer.
Everything else aside, Bennett questioned why somebody wouldn’t want Kaepernick on their roster.
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room?” Bennett said. “Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.”
Bennett’s comments are not surprising. He has an interest in social justice issues just as Kaepernick does. Bennett also spoke out for Kaepernick last season, saying that the 49ers would have a better shot with him at quarterback instead of Blaine Gabbert.
Kaepernick has been blackballed by the NFL for a number of silly reasons, but the fit in Seattle makes sense for everybody involved.
Bennett’s comments will only ramp up the expectation of Kaepernick landing in the Pacific Northwest.