Colin Kaepernick’s time away from the field may finally be coming to an end. When TMZ caught up to Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Gregagos, who is representing him in his collusion case against the NFL, the lawyer revealed Kaepernick’s status as a free agent may soon be over.
“I will just say stay tuned, that next week there may be some news,” Gregagos told TMZ.
When Gregagos was further pressed by the interviewer, who alluded to a possible signing with the Miami Dolphins, Gergagos suggested there are two teams who may be considering signing the athlete.
“I’ve got two other teams that will remain nameless," he said.
In the video below, Gregagos alludes very cheekily to the teams in question, hinting they may or may not be the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots. According to Vice Sports, the Raiders would be a logical pick for Kaepernick who hails from San Francisco and received kind words from the owner’s son, Mark Davis, who gave a nod to Nike for signing the former 49ers player.
Regardless of where he ends up, signing Kaepernick has a now undeniably positive impact on the receiving team. As evidenced by the spike in Nike sales after Kaepernick became the face of the company's recent campaign, adding him to any team’s roster could be in their best financial interest. Even when unsigned, Kaepernick’s 49ers jersey was still in the NFL’s top 50 highest sellers, Jemele Hill reported.
I’m just here to remind folks that last year Colin Kaepernick was in the top 50 in NFL jersey sales, despite not being on a roster. Nike made a business move.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 3, 2018
And while he's proven to be advantageous to corporations, his social impact is wild. Kaepernick has become a symbol for the Black Lives Matter movement and is widely hailed as a social justice leader. Adding him to the roster would be a wise move for any NFL team as Kaepernick's seeming blackballing has made apparent the NFL's lack of regard for the black community.
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