Geragos to Texans: Thank you for making Kaepernick’s case stronger

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Ten days ago, attorney Mark Geragos predicted that quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be signed within 10 days. It hasn’t happened yet. And Geragos has two words to say about that: Thank you.

“I have to say I just thought it was a no-brainer that somebody would do the right thing and sign him and the fact that they haven’t, thank you very much,” Geragos said on the Reasonable Doubt podcast. “They’ve just made the case even stronger.”

In the latest episode of the podcast, taped Monday but posted Saturday, Geragos specifically mentioned the Texans and Broncos as teams that should be signing Kaepernick in light of their current quarterback play.

“I just don’t understand the Texans,” Geragos said. “If I’m Bob McNair, and maybe I’m addled and maybe I’m sick, I just don’t know. I mean, I’ll find out when I do his deposition. But if I’m Bob McNair and I’ve already misspoke and my players want to come and beat the crap out of me, I think that somebody should be whispering in my ear, ‘Sign Kap, sign Kap.’ Because that can redeem you, I would think, just from a public relations standpoint.”

Fifteen days ago, ESPN reported that McNair said at last month’s league meeting, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” Players were very upset at the time, but the furor quickly subsided (surprisingly).

Nine days ago, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a season-ending knee injury. Tom Savage became the starter, with T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin added to the roster. McGloin has since been dumped for Josh Johnson, a former Kaepernick backup who hasn’t thrown a regular-season pass since 2011.

118 responses to “Geragos to Texans: Thank you for making Kaepernick’s case stronger

  1. Thank you he says! LOL. Kap is a third stringer AT BEST NOT I REPEAT NOT A STARTER! Dude is the biggest caner in sports and a media nightmare. Thank You HE says… right bro. Tebow has AND SHOULD have a better shot at playing again in the NFL then CRAPERNICK.

  2. So he admits the lawsuit was attempted blackmail to get Kaepernick signed, and had to release a statement after 10 days because nobody outside of the media even cared. Good stuff.

  3. Dear Geragos,

    Your case is that Kap should have been signed for “redemption”?

    How about skill? Winning football games?

    This gets you no closer to proving collusion…..no your case hasn’t been made. This isn’t a lawsuit, it’s a media tour. They think they’re going to shame the owners into a job for KP by making them look unlikeable….but his client is just as unlikeable as the people he’s suing.

  4. I wonder if they realize that, just because no one wants to sign him, that that doesn’t make it collusion……

    They can all make the determination to not sign him based off of the idea that, the negative publicity, would hurt the team financially, and from a publicity point of view….

    The only way it is collusion, is if some of the owners got together and said that no one should sign him……for the good of the league….

    Have fun proving that……

  5. Teams continuing to not sign Kaepernick is not evidence collusion.

    If a team had decided to sign Kaepernick, that could be a sign of collusion.

    Gerragos isn’t smart enough to understand that.

  6. Kap and his lawyer just don’t get it. No NFL team wants to take the PR hit for signing him. He’s toxic!!!

  7. Some lawyers don’t ask if their client is guilty in a case but Geragos seems to avoid asking Colin K if he is still a good quarterback so he can feel good about having one team making a very counterproductive decision.

  8. Made his case stronger? Geragos is a moron.

    Does Geragos think that McNair was colluding with owners about not signing Kaepernick…. AFTER the case has been filed in court?

    Be on either side of the collusion argument you want, but does anyone think that IF there was somehow collusion, that it would happen AFTER a case has been filed?

    Better yet, does he have EVIDENCE to support this?

    If not, it didn’t make any case stronger, except that Geragos is engaging in an act that is as tired as Rip Van Winkle.

  9. Josh Johnson, a former Kaepernick backup who hasn’t thrown a regular-season pass since 2011

    But Josh Johnson was willing to accept back-up money for an opportunity to be in an NFL training camp. Rumour is that Kaepernick wouldn’t accept back-up money and would only accept starter level money. He missed out on attending a training camp to prove himself (could have signed a back-up deal with playing incentives) and now is on the outside looking in when QBs that were in training camps are getting opportunities.

    Maybe Kaepernick and his lawyer should come clean on what opportunities were offered to him in the offseason.

  10. This fool is as dumb as the fool he is representing. If I own a football team or is my right and opinion if I want a player on my team for whatever reason I feel fit. When this ambulance chaser and his client purchase a sports franchise then they can exercise their right to sign someone or not. Nothing will ever be proven. Not to mention these billionaire owners have attorneys that will squash this clown like the biting insect that he is!!!

  11. A perfect analogy to today’s American society in general. Under qualified, me-first egomaniacs who think the world owes them money for nothing and chicks for free.

  12. thrifty says:
    November 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    CP opting out of his huge contract with the 49ers makes his case irrelevant.

    It blows my mind how many people don’t understand that he was clearly going to be cut and there was zero chance he would play for SF under that contract

  13. It’s a private business, they can sign, cut whoever they choose. I wouldn’t want him for the baggage that he brings either. To many distractions. People thought Tebow was bad, from a PR POV, Kaep has that beat hands down. More like “hold my beer” hands down.

  14. Just because he doesn’t want the circus that follows Kaepernick in no way shows that he conspired with another team to keep the dude out

  15. Geez that guy is a bulldog. Who ya want on your team? Like my younger brother said, “My lawyer is an A**H*** and he needs the money.”

  16. “CP opting out of his huge contract with the 49ers makes his case irrelevant.”

    Why do people keep repeating that lie as if the 9ers hadn’t made it very clear to him he would be cut when the new league year started. He opted out early because he thought it gave him a better chance of catching on elsewhere.

    You hate the player, I get it. But don’t keep repeating falsehoods as if they’re fact. He was never getting another dime off his contract before the 9ers would have cut him.

  17. Kap is an entitled piss ant who crapped in his own lunch bucket. In this life you are only entitled to what you earn, and kap ain’t earned anything. He had a job, but didn’t put the time in to be the best, and threw job away. And now he wonders why he is unemployed.

  18. ninefingers9 says:
    November 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    A perfect analogy to today’s American society in general. Under qualified, me-first egomaniacs who think the world owes them money for nothing and chicks for free.
    _________________________________________________________
    …exactly my thoughts on the current administration.

  19. “…
    The only way it is collusion, is if some of the owners got together and said that no one should sign him……for the good of the league….
    …”
    – No one needs to say that. Everybody knows that.

  20. ” ‘Sign Kap, sign Kap.’ Because that can redeem you, I would think, just from a public relations standpoint.” ”

    I’m not sure Geragos has a firm grasp on the whole public relations aspect of this case. Some of the self-righteous in the media are banging the drum for Kaep, but as a whole, I’m thinking the NFL fan base in general has passed him by at this point. So … redemption … from who? Certainly not the players, and certainly not the players on the Texans. They will be gone in a short period of time, while the Texans, and McNair, will be rolling right along the lazy river…

  21. IMO, there are teams that still have a chance at the playoffs and Kaep is good enough to keep those hopes alive. Green bay and Arizona each need a decent QB. Its a shame that they would let their playoff hopes go.

  22. “I have to say I just thought it was a no-brainer that somebody would do the right thing and sign him and the fact that they haven’t, thank you very much,”

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    I hope Geragos is only getting paid if he wins because if not, Kap is an idiot for actually paying this guy. Even if teams want to kick the tires on Kap to see what he still has and say he doesn’t get a job, next argument will be that the team wasn’t genuinely interested and only gave him a tryout for the media. It’s a lose lose for teams in terms of this “collusion” case but if he was a decent starting caliber QB teams would’ve signed him already.

    Ray Rice has a bigger case collusion than Kap.

  23. Geragos thinks he can force a team in the league to sign Kaepernick by suing them. And his smoking gun for collusion is an unfortunate use of a figure of speech. Geragos may be picking up the court costs for this one.

  24. spartanlegend says:
    November 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    thrifty says:
    November 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    CP opting out of his huge contract with the 49ers makes his case irrelevant.
    It blows my mind how many people don’t understand that he was clearly going to be cut and there was zero chance he would play for SF under that contract
    ————————————————————–

    yes, he most likely would have been released… but… unless there was something in writing, he officially walked away from the contract. his case would be better if he actually was cut.

  25. Let’s see here. A .500 team loses iits young star QB. Same team has lost key defensive players. Including one of the games best. So yeah bring in a contraversal QB that’s gonna need a few weeks to learn the offense. Just say thefinish 9-7 8-8 and miss the playoffs. didn’t they hurt their draft position?????

  26. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm
    “CP opting out of his huge contract with the 49ers makes his case irrelevant.”

    Why do people keep repeating that lie as if the 9ers hadn’t made it very clear to him he would be cut when the new league year started. He opted out early because he thought it gave him a better chance of catching on elsewhere.

    You hate the player, I get it. But don’t keep repeating falsehoods as if they’re fact. He was never getting another dime off his contract before the 9ers would have cut him.
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    Fact is that he did opt out of his contract. That the Niners would not have extended his contract doesn’t come into play. He did not give the Niners the opportunity. If he had not opted out and the Niners cut him you would be right. That didn’t happen so your scenario does not work.

  27. Did Kap give him a retainer or is this on contingency? My guess is retainer, Geragos isn’t taking this case just for publicity, he wants a pay day as well. He has nothing or he would not continue with his fishing tactics.

  28. If your talent exceeds your distraction, you play:
    – Lawrence Taylor
    – Adrian Peterson
    – Ndamukong Suh
    – Greg Hardy

    If your distraction exceeds your talent, you don’t play:
    – Ray Rice
    – Johnny Manziel
    – Tim Tebow
    – Colin Kaepernick

    It’s just that simple.

  29. Why don’t you see if you can get Kaepernick signed by the Cuban Cougars of the Communist Football League. The guy is a full blown cancer, why does this guy get any attention?

  30. Colon Krappernick has no right to a job.

    Period.

    He has no right to play in the NFL again.

    Period.

    His on the field performance declined the longer he played.

    And he is an employee who poisons the well where he plays.

    Perhaps his attorney should give him a job where he can stand up in the middle of depositions to protest the unfair treatment by rich attorneys (mostly white) who have made their careers defending black men who committed crimes and who had the audacity to think they should do no time for them.

    This lawyer is rich because he takes cases and bleeds his clients dry.

    And his lawyer won’t give him a job.

    Let’s find the collusion here. Or is he unfit to become a lawyer’s hack while that same standard is proof of being mean and colluding against him in the NFL?!

  31. Colin was never an elite quarterback. He was very good under one coach and when that coach left, Colin failed. His heart for football was questioned while he was still a starter. His desire to play was a huge question mark on him before he ever kneeled. I truly believe that even if he never kneeled he still would not have a job. Once your desire and heart are questioned by coaches and owners, you are done.

  32. Wow…they must be pretty desperate. Between getting bad advice from his girlfriend, and now his lawyer, Kaep doesn’t need enemies.

  33. dukeearl says:
    November 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm
    harrisonhits2 says:
    November 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm
    “CP opting out of his huge contract with the 49ers makes his case irrelevant.”

    Why do people keep repeating that lie as if the 9ers hadn’t made it very clear to him he would be cut when the new league year started. He opted out early because he thought it gave him a better chance of catching on elsewhere.

    You hate the player, I get it. But don’t keep repeating falsehoods as if they’re fact. He was never getting another dime off his contract before the 9ers would have cut him.
    *************************************
    Fact is that he did opt out of his contract. That the Niners would not have extended his contract doesn’t come into play. He did not give the Niners the opportunity. If he had not opted out and the Niners cut him you would be right. That didn’t happen so your scenario does not work.

    ___________________________________

    Actually you are incorrect, he was given notice of their intent to release him, as verified by Lynch. That notice was enough to argue, he was cut. That is from case law.

    With that said, NFL should argue that, with pending litigation, and on advice of council, we felt it would be improper to reach out to him. Pending the final resolution.

  34. You guys really don’t understand lawyers, do you? The owners have the numbers, but, one little slip from 32 owners. you all will be playing with the grandkids on Sundays, Wake up!

  35. Did he really just say “from a public relations standpoint”? Does he know that the Texans play in TEXAS?

    I’m pretty sure it would be a public relations disaster if he signed Kap.

  36. i dont get this at all but I think i’ll apply to nasa then sue them when i dont get hired. I’ve seen many star trek movies, that makes me qualified enough.

  37. There are a lot of teams that aren’t playing with a QB that’s nearly as good as Kaepernick. That doesn’t bother me one bit. But if I’m an NFL player, and my team is asking me to risk head injuries and knee injuries for the good of the team, I might tell them to get screwed. After all, the owners aren’t trying to win. They’re playing politics. I don’t give a hoot about Geragos or Kaepernick, but at least we all know the owners don’t care about winning as much as they do about being politically correct. A lot of teams would rather throw in the towel and quit, than compete for a championship with a QB that isn’t being politically correct enough for them. Wow!

  38. “Squid can name this chapter in his book “My Big Fat Greek Whining”.” GreatGabbert, a lot of times I don’t like what you post but on this one I can only say, WINNUH! Good job, brah.

  39. In other words, Texans owner didn’t do what he expected and he’s attempting to brag how it’s a good thing he was WRONG! In latest news: HE’S A LAWYER / This is what Lawyer’s (and con-men) DO!

  40. Hiring this guy is the type of decision that teams know Kaepernick would make that make them not want to sign him. what a buffoon.

  41. Hey I hear there is a Canadian league right? So no american anthem to kneel for there! Guess they’re not calling because its collusion lmao and they don’t want Kap smearing there anthem either

  42. Yeah, let’s sign the chucklehead that thought the 2015 Houston floods were funny. He’ll get over really well here.

  43. I hope Kap gets deposed also. Lets see his emails, phone calls and collusion with Anti-American agitators. lets ask him about his girlfriends influence and who is behind her.

  44. Let’s just say, for kicks and grins, Geragos wins his case.
    What happens then?
    Kaepernick wins some money for the suit.
    What happens then?
    No NFL team will touch him. The CFL probably won’t touch him. The only TV work will be for interviews. They’re not going to hire him to broadcast games.
    He’s at the same spot now as he will be later.
    Unemployment emeritus.

  45. Does no one seem to remember thiat CK claimed a few years ago that God was punishing Houston,that’s why it was flooding. Can you imagine this moron on the field every weekend at NRG the backlash would be immeasurable. The Texans are the absolute last team this chode should be trying to lead to victory. Second the notion that a mobile quarterback is what the Texans need, wrong. O’Brian’s system is complex the offense needs an intelligent QB , and that my friends is where CK missed the boat a long time ago.

  46. It subsided because the inmates running the prison was not a reference to the players it was in reference to the NFL front office

  47. It’s amazing how many people are actually included in the “collectively stupid” category. NFL, Goodell, NFLPA, “Kap” and those like him, Media, Owners, Networks, Sponsors. There is nothing anyone can do to stop the death spiral now. So sad.

  48. Carson Palmer, Matthew Stafford, and Alex Smith were all the number one overall pick in the draft. All three have had pretty good NFL careers. Colin Kapernick has more playoff wins than all three of these guys combined. LOL

  49. Clueless smug lawyer trying to make his own evidence by influencing the narrative. Lazy, sleazy and just what I’d expect a kaep lover to do; not argue facts, just semantics.

  50. Had he been willing to restructure his contract SF could have traded him and he might actually still be in the league. This summer he would only take starter money, then the regular season starts and he’s finally willing to be reasonable on a contract after every team’s backup is months ahead in terms of learning the the playbook, and then he files a collision case and his lawyer says it has to be a “meaningful contract”. By week one every team knows what they have. They know whether they’re going to the playoffs or if they’re playing for a high draft pick. If I’m GM of a team that has accepted their fate for the season by week 1(most QB needy teams) I’m not signing a bridge QB any time after preseason. For most teams that need a QB they would be better served letting it ride and get highest draft picks possible rather than signing a bridge QB who could be the difference between a 6-10 record and a 8-8 record. The truth is none of the teams who need a quarterback are ONLY a quarterback away from the playoffs. Those teams will have a shot at some of the top quarterbacks in the draft. Who would throw that chance away to sign a malcontent?

  51. After he’s done with the Kaepernick lawsuit, maybe Geragos should represent Harvey Weinstein & Kevin Spacey and sue everyone in Hollywood for no longer employing them.

  52. I will just assume most pro Texans stances on this are Texans fans. Of course the Texans are culpable in this one. They were a legitimate playoff contender before Watson was hurt. Kaepernick is the same sort of player. The Texans are willing to sabatoge their teams chances to avoid a media firestorm in which Kaepernick will probably not say anything.

  53. Kap is a politician – not an NFL QB. Kap’s case against the NFL? What a joke. The tapes will prove he can’t pass .. can’t read coverage .. stares down his 1rst read .. etc.

    He belongs w/ RG lll in .. as RG’s butler.

  54. If you attempt to use logic ( good luck most posters ) and ignore all the drama, Kap was 16tds 4 ints in 12 games with a 90 passer rating on a horrible team last year. Garbage time, luck, whatever you wanna call it those numbers are leaps and bounds better than anything Savage has done. Texans should sign him. If he does well and takes them to the playoffs then he most likely gets signed in the off season and boom! No more collusion. If he sucks then hey it isn’t collusion because everyone knows he sucks now.

  55. charliecharger says:
    November 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm
    There are a lot of teams that aren’t playing with a QB that’s nearly as good as Kaepernick.

    —————

    That is subjective. But the facts are that Kaep’s record stinks over the past few seasons.

  56. A couple of you trying to change facts about Kaeperneck opting out of his contract are ridiculous. How do you all know the 9ers were going to cut him? He quit first, so none of you know what would have happened after that. We don’t know because he quit first. And all you Kaeperneck fans call other people stupid? He is never going to play in the NFL again. Get used to it. Not much call for sub par quarterbacks who can’t read defenses. Oh, and he is a.trouvle maker on top of that.

  57. Geragos’ only hope is in the depositions. If he can get one of the owners to say something that can be interpreted as collusion, he has a case. He is not looking for a case in civil court at this point. He is looking for a violation of the CBA clause against collusion. That is an easier case to make. If he gets that then he can go to civil court. My guess, and its just a guess, all the owners have lawyered up and are practicing their answers.

  58. ovaw8lova says:
    November 12, 2017 at 6:18 am
    I will just assume most pro Texans stances on this are Texans fans. Of course the Texans are culpable in this one. They were a legitimate playoff contender before Watson was hurt. Kaepernick is the same sort of player. The Texans are willing to sabatoge their teams chances to avoid a media firestorm in which Kaepernick will probably not say anything.

    ——————
    There is a big difference between read and run vs running because you cant figure out where the open guy is.

  59. Ck had 44 tds 7700 yards and 27 turnovers in 2013 and 2014. Rg3 had 43 tds 7700 yards and 23 turnovers in in 2012 and 2013. Those are arguably the twos best seasons in terms of stats and team success. If pft is mad because I don’t bring up the 16td/4 int half season, it’s because the 49ers won a single game with those great stats. Rg3 hasn’t been able to stay healthy and has been on the browns since then, who’s best wr during rg3s time was a former qb bust in pryor. Literally the reason both players are “blackballed” is because they both are head cases. Only difference is rg3 is an outspoken Republican while ck is a liberal hero for flaunting a Castro shirt and kneeling during the anthem. Weird which one continues to feel they are entitled to a spot in the NFL. Even more funny is rg3 is younger as well. He’s literally a better add in every way. But it’s not collusion against him because he doesn’t fit the media’s liberal stance or else he would be getting these articles

  60. RG3 anyone? Lets get real here. There are always plent of out of work QBs. Its not collusion, its doing whats best for your team.

  61. Lol kapersuck wins, you will see all black players who suck sue. Maybe we should sue Colin for subpar play! Look, he’s not in football because he is not a good QB. He’s a read option type player, and teams will not change their offense mid season just to make this fool shut up.yes I do believe the drama he brings chases alot of teams away. However, this isn’t new, Mike vick, ray rice, etc…

    He’s like rg3, had one good year that everyone remembers and thinks that how he still plays..wrong!!

  62. Maybe the NFL games could play the Chinese National Anthem this weekend so all the kneelers can show their solidarity with the three poor UCLA victims of Chinese Law Enforcement’s systemic racism against people of color.

  63. Taking potshots at an old man, even if he is your opposition? Way to convince a judge, Geragos. Any justice worth his/her salt will listen to your arguments, but you better believe that they remember the kind of words you use and there are plenty of times when it comes down to what their opinion is of you or your client and that can count in ways that you, as a lawyer, should already be familiar with.

  64. If Kaepernick never disrespected the American flag and trashed America, and praised Fidel Castro and his communist dictatorship, then he most definitely would be signed. The fact that he hasn’t been signed, does not mean that there is collusion. There are a lot of players every year who have performed well in the NFL that stop getting signed, are all those players victims of collusion? Of course not. It is 32 separate people, looking at all the evidence coming to 32 separate but similar conclusions. Bottom line is that Colin Kaepernick is basically a low level starting QB or a good back-up, who runs a specific offense for his skill set which is different than most NFL offenses, and brings a lot of distractions to the team and backlash from the fans. Every owner is looking at all of that and separately deciding not to sign him. In short, he is not good enough to put up with all the sh*t that comes with him.

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