Colin Kaepernick didn’t make out as well as some thought in his grievance settlement with the NFL.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting Kaepernick received less than $10 million in his settlement with the league. People briefed on the deal spoke to the Journal, but the terms remain confidential.
While that’s a ton of cash, that’s nowhere near what was expected.
When the settlement was initially announced, most expected Kaepernick to get much more cash than that. Speculation rose to around $80 million in some cases:
That said, Mike Florio claimed the number was much lower, though he didn’t provide a figure.
Look, Kaepernick got a ton of dough and likely deserved it. But the hyperbole around what he could have gotten has clearly proven to be false if the Journal’s reporting is correct.