"Mr. Kaepernick, who needs no introduction, is this generation's iconic civil rights leader"

Carlos — who raved about Kaepernick to TMZ Sports last month — finally had the chance to meet the QB in person … and shared a powerful message about Colin afterwards.

“Mr. Kaepernick, who needs no introduction, is this generation’s iconic civil rights leader,” Carlos said.

“Through his commitment and sacrifice to speak about the awareness of police brutality against blacks in America, Kaepernick has cemented his status in my books as one of many great individuals whose name will be spoken alongside the likes of Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Tommie Smith, Peter Norman, and myself.”