Jordan Lucas plans on kneeling for the anthem with the Bears in 2020.
Lucas was a rookie on the Dolphins in 2016, but didn’t kneel out of fear for his job security.
Quote via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune
“I didn’t want to lose my position on the team. I didn’t want to be looked at differently by the front office or my coaches just because I didn’t have a name, I didn’t really have a spot on the team. I didn’t want to lose anything.”
Now with Chicago, Lucas feels more comfortable kneeling after the NFL came out in support of peaceful protests, and expects to draw eyes for kneeling.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy says the team will come to an agreement, and whatever the players wish in terms of demonstrations is what the Bears plan on doing.
The Bears are slated to begin their season in Detroit on September 13.