Brett Favre says Colin Kaepernick will be recognized a 'hero' like Pat Tillman

SUMRALL, Miss. -- Brett Favre puts Colin Kaepernick on a high pedestal.

The Hall of Fame quarterback said Kaepernick will receive “hero status” because he was willing to sacrifice his NFL career to protest racial inequality and social injustice. Favre compared him to the late Pat Tillman -- the former Arizona Cardinals safety who left his football career to join the Army after Sept. 11.