Lawyer Mark Geragos thinks Colin Kaepernick will play in the National Football League again

This week The New York Times examine the awakening of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Former American football quarterback in the National Football League Colin Kaepernick

This news comes just days after Kaepernick and the NFL reached a settlement in regards to his lawsuit alleging the league helped to deny him a contract after his controversial national anthem protests.

But it could also mean that Kaepernick, who has signed a deal with Nike in the wake of being ignored by the NFL for two seasons, might yet return to the league.

Both reports left many to question if Kaepernick was going to get another shot in the NFL or even wanted to play football at all. "This is not someone who is over the hill", Geragos said of Kaepernick. "This is a competitive young man". Kaepernick has been a massive thorn in the side of the NFL for several years now, and it hasn't done anything to help the league.

Geragos was asked whether Trump's attacks had upset Kaepernick.

I'm gonna make a bold prediction that one of three teams picks him up. "To my somewhat trained eye, he looks like he's ready to play".

The Panthers, meanwhile, are also in need of a strong quarterback, as current QB Cam Newton's status is unknown following his January shoulder surgery.

Geragos also said on CNN that he wouldn't be surprised if one of the Patriots' former coaches "makes a move" for Kaepernick.

Reid became a free agent in March 2018 and remained unsigned until mid-September, when the Carolina Panthers brought him in after an injury to safety Da'Norris Searcy.

Former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is heading into his second season as the Lions head coach, and Bill O'Brien, New England's ex-offensive coordinator, has been the Texans' coach since 2014. "That would not surprise me".

Kaepernick, who hasn't played in nearly three years, filed the lawsuit in November 2017 against the league, accusing the team owners of colluding to keep him out of the NFL.

"It would not surprise me is Bob Kraft [the owner of the Patriots] makes a move", he said.

How Geragos believes Kaepernick would fit with Tom Brady is unclear.

Kraft is a noted supporter of President Donald Trump, who has led the charge against National Football League protests, urging owners to "get that son of a bitch off the field" at an Alabama political rally in 2017.

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