Richard Sherman doesn't feel it's a requirement that athletes use their platform to comment on the unrest around the country following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

Sherman said that "not everyone has something to say and not everyone who's an athlete should be forced to" share their thoughts on social matters.

However, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback did say he enjoyed the public comments made by a number of white athletes.

"I'm impressed with the white QBs speaking up because those are voices that carry different weight than the black voices for some people," Sherman said.

"Which means the people who refuse to listen to a black athlete's perspective will hear the same thing said from a white athlete, but receive the message much differently. So it's awesome that more people are speaking out, because in sports, you really have a love and appreciation for your fellow man, regardless of race. And I think that's what makes sports and teams so special, because a lot of the stereotypes are torn down. You really get to know one another, not judge based off nonsense."