Since opting out of his deal with the 49ers this offseason, Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, but that doesn’t mean he’s not making the big bucks.
Kaepernick became a controversial figure last year when he became the first player to refuse to stand for the national anthem as a sign of protest against what he called racial injustice in the U.S. Many other players have since followed his lead, leading to fan protests and concern among owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the players’ actions are hurting TV ratings and attendance.
Several team owners have expressed concerns that signing Kaepernick would create distractions and upset fans. Earlier this year, Giants owner John Mara told TheMMQB that he’d received letters from fans saying they’d never attend another game if the team signed Kaepernick, or if other players refused to stand for the anthem.
“I wouldn’t get into what we’re going to do there, and what he’s going to do there,” Jones said. “But I do know that as we move forward with the league relative to how we handle a situation like Randy Gregory, his opportunity to play will get better and better.”
Gregory, who played collegiately at Nebraska, was once considered by some a potential top-five selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, he failed a drug test for marijuana before the scouting combine that year, and his draft stock plummeted. The Cowboys selected him in the second round, No. 60 overall.
But since then he’s been suspended three times, including the NFL 21 Cheap Jerseys one-year suspension, and played in only 14 games. He has 20 tackles and one sack.
Kaepernick has received a book deal worth $1 million from Random House NBA Cheap Jerseys affiliate One World, according to New York Post’s Page Six and later confirmed by ProFootballTalk.
Specific details of the book remain unclear.