"I think the NFL has to come to their senses."
Colin Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, said today that he expects the free agent quarterback to have a job in the NFL this season. In fact, he expects Kaepernick to be back in the NFL within the next 10 days.
"I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him," he said. "I think somebody's gonna sign him. I think the NFL has to come to their senses, and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more."
Colin Kaepernick recently filed a grievance against the NFL owners on October 15th, alleging they colluded to keep him out of the league. ESPN reports that he is not working through the NFLPA, but has hired high-profile lawyer Mark Geragos to represent him.
“We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the CBA on behalf of Colin Kaepernick, said Geragos in a statement. “This was done only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.
“If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protest—which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago—should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government.”
Although there have been a number of quarterback injuries this season (and general incompetence at the position), Kaepernick has been unable to gain any traction with any of the 32 NFL teams.
Earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he invited Kaepernick to a special meeting between NFL owners and players in New York, but Kaepernick turned down the offer. According to ESPN, that meeting included 13 current or former players, plus 11 owners and representatives from the league and the NFL Players Association.
Despite reports that Kaepernick would be invited to today's meeting between the players and owners, Geragos says the free agent QB has yet to receive an invite.