Brett Favre said Colin Kaepernick is a ‘hero’ and likened the former 49ers QB’s sacrifice to that of the late Pat Tillman

Colin Kaepernick has long been a divisive figure in the NFL and beyond.

But according to one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the league, the former San Francisco 49ers QB is a “hero.”

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Hall of Famer Brett Favre said he suspects Kaepernick’s “hero status will be stamped” in light of his role in the Black Lives Matter movement and the continued fight against police brutality in the United States.