Is quarterback-turned-social justice activist and newly minted face of Nike Colin Kaepernick about to be back in the league he's suing for "collusion" against him? That's what his attorney, Mark Geragos, is teasing to the media — and he's even dropping hints about which teams are supposedly interested.
Asked by TMZ Sports on Thursday if Kaepernick would ever get back into the league, Geragos said, "I would just say, 'Stay tuned,' that next week there may be some news" (video below).
"News like he might be signing?" asked the reporter.
"That's as far as I'm gonna go," said Geragos, who noted earlier that he was "pilloried" for predicting last year that his client was "going to get a contract in ten days." Asked what gives him the confidence about his client's imminent return, he said, "Have you ever heard of attorney-client privilege?"
Asked if Kaepernick was watching the NFL this season, Geragos said yes, he was following teams like the Miami Dolphins in solidarity with players who are continuing to refuse to stand to honor the national anthem, like Miami's Kenny Stills.
That prompted TMZ to ask if the Dolphins might be interested, which prompted Geragos to get more specific.
"I've got two other teams that will remain nameless," he said, stressing that the Dolphins was not one of them. He then gave a hint: "I'll say this: If Al Davis was still alive..."
The second hint was Geragos' reference to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Video below via TMZ: