It’s been a week and according ESPN, not a single team has reached out to quarterback Colin Kaepernick with interest.
In the week since Colin Kaepernick worked out for seven NFL teams at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, no teams have reached out to work him out, visit with him or sign him, league sources told ESPN.
Kaepernick, 32, remains unemployed, and NFL teams remain uninterested in his services — the same story that has followed the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback for almost three years.
Kaepernick’s representatives sent video of their client’s workout to the 25 NFL teams that did not attend last Saturday, but that has not led to any interest, either.
The fact that the NFL tried to spark interest in Kaepernick last week, and could not, and that his reps made sure that video of the workout was delivered to every team, are just the latest signs that the chances are bleak that a team will step forward and sign him.
This ESPN report contradicts Kapernick’s lawyer’s claim that two teams had interest.
Regardless, the controversial quarterback won’t be anywhere near the “poor house” as Nike is set to release his signature shoe next month.
Ex-49ers teammate Eric Reid teased the shoe on Instagram.
You can see the silhouette of Kapernick on the back of the left sneaker.
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) November 17, 2019
According to a report from Page Six, Nike planned to use Kaepernick’s workout as part of a marketing campaign.
The commercial script allegedly used a note from Colin Kaepernick that he wrote when he was in the 4th grade about “having a job in the NFL” in an attempt to pull on heart strings and get people to rally behind him.
Page Six has learned exclusively that while Nike wasn’t filming, it did have a marketing move up its sleeve — in the form of a branded congratulations to be posted to Kaepernick. The marketing material — seen by Page Six — consists of a letter that Kaepernick himself penned back in fourth grade when he dreamed of having a job in the NFL. “A Note from Colin Kaepernick, 4th Grade,” says the copy, followed by a child’s handwriting in pencil that reads:
“I’m 5ft 2 inches 91 pounds. Good athelet [sic]. I think in 7 years I will be between 6ft – to 6ft 4 inches 140 pounds. I hope I go to a good college… then go to the pros and play on the Niners or the Packers even if they aren’t good in seven years.”
The letter by young Kaepernick is signed, “Sincerely, Colin.” It then has the “Just Do It” tagline, and a list of all the teams that were to be at the NFL’s workout.
In July, Nike decided to immediately stop production of Patriotic themed sneakers at the request of Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick claimed the Betsy Ross flag was racially insensitive.
Per Fortune, “Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured an old version of the American flag,” said Mark Rhodes, a spokesman for the company.
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