Approached by TMZ, Mark Geragos, the lawyer for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, seemingly hinted that the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots are interested in making a move for his client.
“I would just say: Stay tuned,” Geragos told TMZ. “Next week there may be some news.”
Pressed for more information on Kaepernick, who has not played an NFL snap since the 2016 season and is in the midst of a collusion case against the National Football League, and his next landing spot, Geragos stuck to mere hints.
Geragos’ first hint was an obvious one linking his client to the Raiders: “I’ll say this: If Al Davis was still alive.”
Kaepernick is undoubtedly familiar with the Bay Area from his six-season run as the starter of the San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland’s current backup is A.J. McCarron. Starter Derek Carr, for what it’s worth, has thrown for 591 yards with three interceptions and just one touchdown through his first two games of the year.
The second hint dropped by Geragos, while a stretch, seemingly connected Kap to the Patriots by way of owner Robert Kraft. Asked about Meek Mill’s song dedicated to Kaepernick, Geragos asked the assembled cameramen which owner visited Mill while he was in prison, and when somebody shouted out Robert Kraft, Geragos said no more.
Veteran Brian Hoyer is currently signed as New England’s backup quarterback, and struggled in the preseason, completing 37 of 60 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown.
While Kaepernick’s name has been back in the news as the face of Nike’s new ad campaign, it’s worth noting that Current Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ‘liked’ a photo of Kaepernick’s Nike ad when it was first posted on Instagram.
Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 12 games in 2016.