Colin Kaepernick Ready To Return To NFL, New England Patriots Could Sign Him
Back in 2016 former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to take a stand, by taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem at games to protest racial injustice and systematic oppression. In that time, he has remained committed to his stance and ideals as an activist, but he could be headed back to the football field soon.
After recently reaching a settlement with the NFL following his years-long grievance lawsuit, Colin Kaepernick could reportedly be ready to start anew entirely by heading back to the league to play football.
Mark Geragos, Kaepernick’s attorney gave detailed information regarding his client’s future, insisting that he is more than ready to play professional football again:
“[He] absolutely wants to play. He wants to compete at the highest level. This is a competitive young man.”
He continued, discussing Kaepernick’s current NFL prospects:
“I’m gonna make a bold prediction that one of three teams picks him up. If Cam Newton is out, then the natural place to be is to play with Eric [Reid] in Carolina. I mean, can you imagine? I will tell you, besides the Panthers, it would not surprise me if [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft makes a move. That would not surprise me. And it would not surprise me if his former coach … also makes a move.”
According to reports, signing with the Carolina Panthers would be an ideal fit for Kaepernick, especially since the team is centered on Cam Newton.
However, Newton had arthroscopic shoulder surgery earlier this year and while his team is hopeful for his return by the 2019 season opener, Kaepernick would provide security in case Newton’s recovery falls behind schedule.
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