The NFL ended it’s collusion grievance case filed against them by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid a few days back, and that has started the flow of the news cycles once again. The deal was reportedly nearly the $20 million range for Kaepernick, but his lawyer told CNN he “still wants to play at the highest level.”
Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos, as expected, was able to say anything about the details of the case, but he was making statements on how Kaepernick feels and wants to move forward. That included a bold prediction of which teams could pick him up.
As we all know, his former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, who was also part of this case, ended up finally being picked up by the Carolina Panthers this season and has recently signed a 3 year contract during the offseason.
“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.”
He went one to say that “Bob Kraft’s former coach” might also be interested. For those who don’t know, that is Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who coached the Patriots 1997-1999 until Bill Belichick took over.
The Seahawks did workout Kaepernick last year, but didn’t come to an agreement.
“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.”
Colin Kaepernick’s attorney @markgeragos on CNN said a natural fit for Kaep is Carolina if Cam is out.
He then said this:
"I'll make a bold prediction. I think you're going to see within the next 2 weeks someone stepping up. It would not surprise me if Bob Kraft makes a move."
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 17, 2019