Chris Long has some big shoes to fill in Philadelphia, both on and off the field. Connor Barwin may have taken a step back last season while wearing a uniform but he continued to be a progressive force in the community.

Long isn't one to shy away from making a statement as well.

He's one of a handful of New England Patriots players who will not be visiting the White House when the Super Bowl Champions visit President Donald Trump.

In a video by Green Stripe News, Long touches on the decision.

"(When) my son grows up -- and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is -- I don’t want him to say, 'Hey Dad, why’d you go when you knew the right thing was to not go?'" Long said.

You can watch the clip below in which long talks alongside Patriots fans and fellow teammates.

[via Sporting News]