The last few weeks have been trying, former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston said Wednesday. 

He's been processing, soul searching, trying to be a part of the solution. 

"I've been trying to educate my kids on the 'why' behind the killings of George Floyd, (Breonna) Taylor, and countless others," Colston wrote in a tweet. "It's tough to tell them the truth and still try to preserve as much of their innocence as I can."

And then came Wednesday's comments made by his former quarterback Drew Brees.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Brees — when answering a hypothetical question pertaining to potential protests of systemic racism and police brutality during the national anthem in 2020 — said "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country."