The settlement between Colin Kaepernick and the NFL over his collusion suit has prompted theory over what’s straightaway.
As in, will the settlement open the entryway for a team to sign the 31-year-old quarterback?
Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos accepts so and has pointed out a pair of landing spots he believes are likely.
Mark Geragos’ ‘bold prediction’ on Kaepernick
“I’m going to make a bold prediction that one of three teams picks him up,” Geragos recently told CNN. “The natural would be if Cam Newton is out, then the natural place would be to play with Eric (Reid) in Carolina.”
Reid, the Panthers safety who as of late marked a three-year expansion in Carolina, was aplaintiff alongside Kaepernick in the collusion case against the NFL.
Geragos is playing into the theory that Newton could take a season off with shoulder injury, a thought skimmed by Panthers owner David Tepper after the season ended.
Tepper took chance on Reid
Tepper, a first-year owner, assumed control for team founder Jerry Richardson, who was constrained out of the alliance after sexual harassment allegations surfaced. He directed the marking of Reid and would appear a likely candidate to sign Kaepernick as well if any owner is.
Kaepernick to Patriots?
Geragos additionally noticed the New England Patriots as a probability.
“Besides the Panthers, it would not surprise me if (Patriots owner) Bob Kraft makes a move,” Geragos said. “That would not surprise me.”
Kraft is a noted supporter of President Donald Trump, who has driven the charge against NFL challenges, encouraging proprietors to “get that son of a bitch off the field” at an Alabama political rally in 2017.
In spite of his help of Trump, Kraft was reproachful of Trump’s tone on player protests. Kraft is likewise a supporter of rapper Meek Mill, who served a dubious jail sentence over a probation infringement. It’s a position that lines up with Kaepernick’s calls for social justice.
How Geragos trusts Kaepernick would fit with Tom Brady is hazy.
Geragos is just guessing
CNN remove the interview before Geragos referenced the third team he alluded to.
It’s to be noted that Geragos is on a campaign to push for Kaepernick to sign with a team, calling him “the most fit vegan I’ve ever seen” who “looks like he’s ready to play.”
Geragos is not an NFL expert and has no insight into the thinking of NFL teams in signing Kaepernick as he makes these predictions.