Sports | October 25, 2017 9:41 am

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Signs $1 Million Book Deal With Random House

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been unemployed since filing for free agency in March 2017.

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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid kneel in protest on the sideline. (Michael Zagaris/49ers/Getty)

Former professional quarterback Colin Kaepernick might still be out of a job, but he’s reportedly landed a nice, fresh stack of green.

According to a report from Page Six, Kaepernick has signed a $1 million book deal with Random House. The book would be published on the One World imprint, headed by Chris Jackson, who has edited titles by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Trevor Noah.

It’s unclear what the guts of the book deal include or what its central theme will be, as Page Six was unable to get comment from either Kaepernick or the publishing house. But it’ll likely have a lot to do with the sideline protests the quarterback began as a member of the San Francisco 49ers in August 2016, which have opened up a veritable pandora’s box for the National Football League.

Kaepernick, who has been a free agent since March and has yet to sign with an NFL team, recently filed a grievance with the league, alleging collusion among NFL owners in not signing him.