Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN's Paul Gutierrez after Nassib's announcement: "It's 2021. All the more power to Carl. It doesn't change my opinion of him as a person or as a Raider."
Shortly after, players and teams from around sports began to chime in with their support of Nassib. Reaction ranged from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to Jason Collins, who became the NBA's first openly gay player in 2014.
Kimes hopes Nassib's reveal will pave the way for other gay athletes
Mina Kimes admits she got emotional as she watched the video of Carl Nassib announcing he is gay and hopes this will pave the way for other gay athletes to feel safe enough to come forward.
Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to announce he is gay
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib comes out in post on Instagram, donates $100,000 to the Trevor Project.