Dryer also said that Kaepernick is not in the NFL based on owners working together to not sign him because of a lawsuit he filed against the NFL.
Dryer, who starred as a defensive lineman for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Ramsfrom 1969 to 1981, told host Mark Levin he would have taken Kaepernick off the field and given him the chance to talk to the press and tell reporters exactly what he was protesting when he decided to kneel during the national anthem.
“It’s important for the franchise to support their quarterback because that’s the face of the franchise,” Dryer said. “And you want to make sure what you’re doing is (giving) Kaepernick plenty of opportunity to articulate his actions.”
Dryer then said he wouldn’t have made the issue a “spectacle.”
“I would have taken him off the field and would not let it be a spectacle. I would refuse the cameras to continually cut back to him. Get him off the field. Get him outside. Get on with the game. Pay homage to the franchise and to the fans that paid a lot of money to watch that game,” he said.