Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been relatively quiet as the national anthem protest trend he started has spiraled out of control.
But, for those interested in his thoughts, Kaepernick will be publishing a book after signing a $1 million deal with Random House imprint One World. Kaepernick had been meeting with publishers recently at the New York office of his talent agency, WME.
News of the book deal comes as it becomes more apparent that Kaepernick is unlikely to play in the NFL anytime soon. Despite a rash of severe quarterback injuries in the first half of the NFL season, no team has picked him up.
The reasons teams have given for not signing or considering Kaepernick have been mostly mundane and defensible, although Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians gave a strangely false response after his starting quarterback was injured Sunday.