"Our players want to be part of the positive influence that's going on right now. I think it's a good thing, what they have proposed," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy on WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" in his first public comments about the subject.
McCarthy would not express his own thoughts about President Trump's critical comments about NFL players protesting during the anthem, but he said his team was putting its attention on unity, and on football.
"Our players are focused on the professional and personal part of their jobs. As Green Bay Packers, we stay within the values of this great organization and our great country."
"It's never been about the military or our men and women in uniform. Like I said after the game, we love and support them and each of us I'm sure have done charity events for them," Rodgers said. "This is about equality. This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people."