Though the exact number can't legally be revealed due to a confidentiality agreement, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman attests that several contacts within the NFL are ball-parking the exact number Kaepernick received in the $60 million-$80 million range.
Number NFL team officials are speculating to me is the NFL paid Kaepernick in the $60 to $80 million range.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 15, 2019
According to reports, the Kaepernick case pushed the notion that he and his legal team were prepared to continue this lawsuit for as long as possible unless a massive settlement was reached, and $80 million certainly qualifies as massive.
And I don’t believe Kaepernick would have settled unless the money was Earth-shaking.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 15, 2019
The obscene amounts of money being thrown around in this case actually present an opportunity for Kaepernick and his ca
NFL likely is paying BIG money to keep secret any deposition transcripts, text messages, emails, etc. that may have shown an effort by the league office to discourage teams from signing Kaepernick.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 15, 2019
Kaepernick's legal battle against the NFL might be over, but expect his name to continue to resonate around the sports world.