One day after Colin Kaepernick ended his collusion grievance against the NFL that reportedly netted him a substantial amount, the quarterback’s lawyer told CNN that he “absolutely” wants to play in the league.
Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos said he could reveal “nothing” of the settlement that shockingly went down earlier this week. He then went on to share that Kaepernick still wants to play in the NFL and even suggested some possible destinations for the former 49ers quarterback.
“I’m going to make a bold prediction that one of three teams picks him up,” Geragos told CNN. “If Cam Newton is out, then the natural place to be would to play with Eric [Reid.]”
“You want me to predict who?” he asked. “Besides the Panthers, it would not surprise me if [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft makes a move.”
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017, and while teamslike the Seattle Seahawks have actually tried to give him a chance, no team has went the distance to try and sign him.
In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a lawsuit, claiming the NFL colluded to keep him from playing after he kneeled in protest during the national anthem.
Eric Reid, who would go on to join his lawsuit, would eventually sign in Week 4 with the Panthers, with him receiving a 3-year deal to stay with the team.
“For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL,” Geragos said in a joint statement with the NFL on Friday. “As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”