Some people never fathomed they would see Colin Kaepernick running back onto the football field again. Well, now the nearly impossible looks as if it could soon become a reality.
The much-maligned former quarterback’s attorney Mark Geragos spoke with TMZ in a live interview and said two NFL teams are interested in signing Kaepernick.
“I would just say, ‘stay tuned,’ that next week there may be some news,” Geragos said coyly. When Geragos was pressed to elaborate as to why he felt so confident and optimistic about Kaepernick, 30, the attorney dropped the names of two teams that have expressed interest in the controversial and exiled QB: the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots.
Geragos also brought up Kaep’s shocking deal with Nike, the one that enraged Donald Trump and seemed to signal the doom of the world’s largest sneaker and apparel manufacturer. Quite the contrary. As rolling out reported, Nike’s stock reached record levels after aligning itself with Kaepernick. It was a radical turnaround from the days immediately after Nike released its Kaepernick ad celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It,” as the company’s stocks dropped and some folks even filmed themselves burning Nike products.
But how a week changes things. Now, Ford Motor Company has announced it is backing Kaepernick. Furthermore, Geragos says that if Kaep signs with one of those two teams, or any team for that matter, Kaep will get his own shoe as part of the deal.
Contrary to news reports about the alleged backlash against Nike, Edison Trends revealed that Nike’s online sales increased by 31 percent in the two days after the Kaepernick ad was released and made double the revenue between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4 this year than it did last year. CNBC reported that the ad campaign, which also featured stars like Serena Williams and LeBron James, created $163.5 million worth of buzz in just three days.
Moreover, Nike’s Instagram account grew by 170,000 followers after the ad went public. So it looks like Trump and Fox News were putting out “fake news” in proclaiming that Nike would be destroyed by backing Kaepernick.
And if that is not enough, Kaepernick is still in the middle of a collusion lawsuit against the NFL. Recently, a judge slapped down the NFL’s attempt to have the case dismissed, which will force NFL owners to go to court and testify under oath.