Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Isn’t Nearly As Big As Initially Reported

David Hookstead | Reporter

Colin Kaepernick won’t be cashing in as much as people initially thought for his new “Just Do It” campaign with Nike.

There had been reports that he’d be getting an entire “branded” line of apparel, but that might not be the case at all.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted Tuesday, “Nike sources say the company has no plans to give Colin Kaepernick a signature shoe, nor an extensive clothing line, as had been speculated.”

Is he still going to make a ton of money? I’m sure he will. Nike isn’t known for writing small checks.

I’ll say it before, and I’ll say it again. It really is starting to look like Kaepernick has zero intentions of ever playing football again. He’s not out there doing whatever it takes to get on the field, he’s not getting reps in the CFL, he doesn’t seem interested in a backup job, but he does seem interested in preaching about social justice issues. (RELATED: NIKE MAKES MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT COLIN KAEPERNICK. NFL FANS WON’T BE HAPPY)

I can’t wait to see the impact Nike’s decision to promote Kaepernick has on their business. I’m not an expert on many things, but you can bet most NFL fans won’t be super pumped about their promotion of a guy who refused to stand for the anthem. They won’t like that at all.

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