NFL officials are reportedly speculating Colin Kaepernick will be paid as much as $80 million in collusion-case settlement

  • Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their collusion cases against the NFL.
  • The settlements included confidentiality agreements for all sides.
  • According to one report, NFL team officials are speculating that Kaepernick will receive $US60 million to $US80 million.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their collusion case against the NFL.

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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reach settlement with NFL in collusion case

There was no announcement about settlement details. A joint statement released by the NFL on Friday said that all sides signed confidentiality agreements and that “there will be no further comment by any party.”

However, an NFL insider, Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, spoke with several NFL teams and said the speculation was that Kaepernick would receive $US60 million to $US80 million as part of his settlement.

“Number NFL team officials are speculating to me is the NFL paid Kaepernick in the $US60 to $US80 million range,” Freeman tweeted.

Colin KaepernickSteve Dykes/Getty

This is, of course, just speculation, but it was widely believed by those who were following the case closely that Kaepernick would settle without a trial only if the offer from the NFL was substantial.

“Sources previously said Kaepernick would only withdraw if a lucrative settlement was secured,” Charles Robinson of Yahoo tweeted Friday.

Earlier this week, even Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, seemed convinced that the case would soon go to trial.

Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, and Reid, now a safety for the Carolina Panthers, had accused the NFL of colluding to keep them off teams because they kneeled during the national anthem before games to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

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