Broncos use platform to advocate for change

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 01:26:00-04

DENVER — In one of our nation's true watershed moments, the Denver Broncos have not shied away from the cause at hand.

" All lives can't matter until black lives matter," Simmons said at a protest in Stuart, Florida.

Whether it was safety Justin Simmons at a peaceful protest in his hometown or receiver Courtand Sutton advocating on social media to hit the voting polls. It's an organization motivated to bringing forth the change they wish to see in this world.

"I think it may be a thing where we need to get out and maybe try to put together a march here in the next couple weeks," safety Kareem Jackson said. "Just to let everybody know we're impacted by this as well and we're there to support whomever we need to support. We definitely want to be there every step of the way with them."

The team is meeting with President & CEO Joe Ellis and head coach Vic Fangio this week to create an open dialogue during these trying times. It's a chance to listen and work together, while giving a voice to those who need it most.

"For me, it's all about trying to bridge the gap right now and it's obvious that there is a gap," Jackson said. "We have to try to bridge the gap some type of way."

Sports can be the ultimate unifying force at times and in the coming weeks, the Broncos will have a chance to help spread a positive message in numerous ways.

"It can bring people together and I look forward to the Broncos and the NFL leading that charge," Fangio said.

"I think that's the big thing for us now is trying to figure out what's the next step in which we can promote and do things the right way when it comes to this social injustice," Jackson said.