Multiple Philadelphia Eagles Players Protest National Anthem During Monday Night Football Game

The Philadelphia Eagles played the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago.

"Last week, we talked about doing some stuff, but we wanted to make sure that we didn't do anything to take away from the families that suffered from 9/11," Jenkins said. "We didn't want to mess with that day, so we left last week alone. But moving forward, I'm sure there will be guys that will probably join in."

Jenkins said the protest "has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem itself," adding that it is a meant to "push forward the conversation about social injustice."

"That's a range of things from police brutality to wages and job opportunities, education," he said. "There's just a lot of things systematically that have been set up in this country since its inception that put minorities, especially African-Americans, at a disadvantage when you talk about quality of life and actually growing in this country."

When asked about the possibility of an upcoming protest, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he respects players' decisions, ESPN reported.

"Everybody has their right to either protest or whatever they are going to do," Pederson said, adding that he and Jenkins had talked about the possibility of a gesture. "The biggest thing is I just don't want it to become a distraction to the rest of the team."

Pederson also called Jenkins a "class act," a "great teammate" and a "great leader" who does a lot for the community, according to ESPN.

A youth football team in Beaumont, Texas, has even vowed to continue protesting the anthem despite receiving death threats.