Mark Geragos, the lawyer for QB Colin Kaepernick, says his client is fit “absolutely wants to play” in the NFL again.
“He absolutely wants to play,” Geragos said, via Pro Football Talk. “He wants to compete at the highest level. This is a competitive young man.
“I will tell you, he is the most fit vegan I have every seen in my life,” Geragos added. “To my somewhat trained eye, he looks like he’s ready to play.”
Geragos predicted that one of three teams will sign Kaepernick to a contract with the Panthers being the most obvious fit.
“The natural would be if Cam Newton is out, the natural place to be is to play with Eric [Reid] in Carolina,” Geragos said.
Geragos didn’t guarantee anyone will sign Kaepernick, but believes they will show legitimate interest in him “within the next two weeks,” per Eric Adelson.
This comes shortly after the news that the NFL and Kaepernick settled their collusion case.
The AAF reportedly reached out to Kaepernick about playing in the new league, but a report mentioned that he was seeking more than $20 million.
Reports from last year mentioned that Kaepernick is still working out regularly and hoping to get another shot in the NFL. However, there hasn’t been any reported interest in him since last year.
Kaepernick, 31, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.
The Seahawks showed interest in bringing Kaepernick in for a visit last offseason before canceling the meeting altogether.
In 2016, Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players that year.