Roger Goodell was asked about the Colin Kaepernick situation in which he remains unsigned amid accusations the NFL is blackballing him for his political activism.
When asked about it Thursday, he called the NFL a “meritocracy,” where players “earn [their] opportunities.”
Goodell said all teams "want to get better."
“And if they see an opportunity to get better as a football team, they’re going to do it. They’re going to do whatever it takes to make their football team better.
“So those are football decisions,” Goodell continued. “They’re made all the time. I believe that if a football team feels that Colin Kaepernick, or any other player, is going to improve that team, they’re going to do it.”
When asked if he would like to see Kaepernick get signed, Goodell said, “I don’t get involved in personnel decisions with the clubs. Those are decisions that the 32 clubs are going to have to make individually. They’re going to give whatever player they think can help them win that opportunity.