It would be suffice to say that the only thing Chris Kluwe and Tim Tebow have in common is their inability to find a job playing football right now.
Kluwe, wrote earlier this month that one of the reasons the Vikings released him was because he was outspoken on marriage equality.
During an appearance on Olbermann Thursday, Kluwe compared his inability to find a job to that of quarterback Tim Tebow, who was known as much for his religious beliefs as his playing ability.
“As much as we are polar opposites on the things we stand for, Tebow is the exact same way,” Kluwe said (via ProFootballTalk.com). “There are backup quarterbacks in the NFL right now that Tebow is certainly better than — he could fill a role with a team. But because he brings this other stuff with him, just like I bring my other stuff with me, teams look at it like, ‘We don’t want it. We don’t want players speaking out. We don’t want players doing anything other than football.’”
Kluwe reiterated that he’s unemployed because of his public stance on social issues.
“I think anyone speaking up about anything, the NFL is kind of like, ‘You might alienate a portion of our market, so don’t do that. Just be football. Just be football,’” he said.