Colin Kaepernick is in the midst of a grievance accusing the NFL of collusion, but it is possible he could end up with a contract before the grievance even reaches a hearing. Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, was on Adam Corolla’s radio show, and he said he thinks Kaepernick will sign somewhere within the next ten days.
"I think the NFL has to come to their senses," Geragos said. "They realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more. I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him."
I didn’t hear the whole interview, but in some ways it sounds like a promise more than anything.
"It's not a hard matter to solve. There are at least seven teams that I can pick that probably should sign Kaepernick to a two-year deal and then they will make the collusion case go away."
That sounds like, “if you sign him, we’ll drop the grievance.” But suggesting something specific like “within the next ten days” is certainly interesting.
The question becomes who might be that team. There are several teams with shaky quarterback situations. The Denver Broncos announced today that Brock Osweiler will move back into the starting lineup. I doubt John Elway signs Kaepernick, but they do need quarterback help.
The Cleveland Browns make a lot of sense. Hue Jackson has been complimentary of Kaepernick in the past, and their quarterback situation is a disaster. They attempted to acquire A.J. McCarron from the Cincinnati Bengals, but managed to maybe mess that up. It’s clear they’re not happy with DeShone Kizer, so if they are just going to get somebody with the No. 1 pick next spring, maybe they give Kaepernick some run this year.
Another option that is mildly intriguing is the Green Bay Packers. They lost Aaron Rodgers for potentially the rest of the season with a fractured collarbone. On October 16, after Rodgers went down, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was asked if he would look into Colin Kaepernick. He was not pleased with the question.
“Did you just listen to that question I just answered? I got three years invested in Brett Hundley. Two years invested in Joe Callahan. The quarterback room is exactly where it needs to be. OK? We’re fortunate to have a great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. We’re committed to the path that we’re on. We need to play better as a football team.”
That would be fine and all, but earlier today, Ian Rapoport tweeted that they called Brian Hoyer’s agent before he signed with the New England Patriots. I get that he was not available on October 16, but Kaepernick is a better quarterback than Hoyer. And it is possible McCarthy had no say in the pursuit of Hoyer. But for now, McCarthy’s comments of October are at least a little shaky two weeks later.
If Kaepernick actually signs somewhere in the next 10 days, where do you see it happening?