Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry wants Tom Brady to be a more vocal supporter of social justice issues. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Jarvis Landry calls on Tom Brady to speak up about social justice

Tom Brady is arguably the face of the NFL, as the six-time winning quarterback has become the most popular player in the league over his long, prolific career. But with great power comes great responsibility, which is why Jarvis Landry tweeted at Brady asking him to speak out more on issues of social justice.

"@TomBrady The leagues needs your voice right now," Landry tweeted. "We need our Leaders on these calls with the NFL. Ask you as a fellow athlete, as a brother, as one of the most respected players of All-Time... We Need To Hear You."

Racial inequality has become perhaps the defining topic of conversation in the world of sports, as the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd have bled into the major sports leagues. The NFL has specifically had to grapple with its own history of downplaying or ignoring race, most famously when Colin Kaepernick was allegedly forced out of the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Several prominent figures have spoken out, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell apologizing on behalf of the league, but little has been heard from Brady. The Buccaneers quarterback has posted on social media and signed the Players Coalition’s letter to Attorney General William Barr over the death of Ahmaud Arbery, he has not been very vocal about how he feels about the state of race in America or, specifically, the NFL.

But Landry is clearly calling on the quarterback to use his platform to elevate the call for racial equality. Hopefully, it's a challenge that Brady takes seriously.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 



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ARZ / #16
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ATL / #12
Chris Chandler
BAL / #18
Elvis Grbac
BUF / #11
Rob Johnson
CAR / #16
Chris Weinke
CHI / #9
Shane Matthews
CIN / #3
Jon Kitna
CLE / #2
Tim Couch
DAL / #2
Anthony Wright
DEN / #14
Brian Griese
DET / #14
Ty Detmer
GB / #4
Brett Favre
IND / #18
Peyton Manning
JAX / #8
Mark Brunell
KC / #10
Trent Green
MIA / #9
Jay Fiedler
MIN / #11
Daunte Culpepper
NE / #12
Tom Brady
NO / #2
Aaron Brooks
NYG / #5
Kerry Collins
NYJ / #16
Vinny Testaverde
OAK / #12
Rich Gannon
PHI / #5
Donovan McNabb
PIT / #10
Kordell Stewart
SD / #7
Doug Flutie
SEA / #8
Matt Hasselbeck
SF / #5
Jeff Garcia
STL / #13
Kurt Warner
TB / #14
Brad Johnson
TEN / #14
Neil O'Donnell
WAS / #12
Tony Banks

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