Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer hints that two NFL teams are interested
It has been well over a year since Colin Kaepernick played in the NFL, and there have been no reports about teams considering signing the free agent quarterback. According to his agent, however, Kaepernick remains on the radar for some franchises.
Mark Geragos, the attorney representing Kaepernick in his collusion case against the NFL, told TMZ that there may be some “big news” regarding a contract for the 30-year-old in the near future. So which teams are interested? Geragos only dropped a few hints.
Geragos said Kaepernick has been following the Dolphins since Kenny Stills and other players are carrying out his national anthem protests. When asked if Kaepernick might sign with Miami, Geragos said there are two other teams that are interested.
“I wouldn’t say join the Dolphins. I’ve got two other teams that will remain nameless,” he said. “I’ll just say this — if Al Davis was still alive.”
You could interpret that as a hint that Jon Gruden and the Raiders may be interested. Geragos was then asked for his thoughts on rapper Meek Mill, who recently wrote a song about Kaepernick. Interestingly enough, he took that opportunity to point out how Patriots owner Robert Kraft has supported Mill.
“You know who Meek Mill was visited by when he was in custody?” Geragos asked.
A member of the TMZ crew then said it was Kraft, to which Geragos said “bingo.”
It seems highly unlikely that the Patriots would sign Kaepernick, as they typically only carry two quarterbacks on their active roster and seem perfectly content with Brian Hoyer as Tom Brady’s backup. As for the Raiders, you could maybe read something into the fact that Gruden seems frustrated with his QB situation.
Kaepernick has a lot going on in his life without an NFL contract, but he still wants to play. Unfortunately, there’s no reason to think his situation is going to suddenly change.