Longtime sports radio host Dan Patrick provided some insight into Colin Kaepernick's collusion settlement with the NFL during his show this morning.
A source reportedly told Patrick that Kaepernick had a "less than zero percent" chance of winning his collusion case against the NFL if it were to go to court.
"I was told less then zero percent. That's how much of a chance [he had] of winning this. Because there was no evidence," Patrick said.
What does this mean?
Well, it could mean that Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL was for less money than many have speculated. Some believed that Kaepernick's settlement could have been for more than $70 million.
However, others have noted that it might have been for much less, and if Kaepernick really had a "less than zero percent" chance of winning in court, that could be true.
Pro Football Talk has been hearing similar things:
Fourth, multiple people connected to the league have, without disclosing the number, downplayed the settlement as an amount that will cover the league’s anticipated legal expenses for the duration of the arbitration, with perhaps a bit more. (The anticipated legal expenses weren’t disclosed; chances are those amounts would have been in the seven figures, not in the eight figures.)
Fifth, another source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that speculation that the settlement amount landed in the range of $60 million to $80 million is incorrect.
We might never know how much Kaepernick got from the NFL, but it looks like the initial speculation could be proven wrong.