The Colin Kaepernick Nike commercial that created waves all weekend is out.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted the video Wednesday with the caption: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt." Kaepernick narrates the video, which will be played during NFL games all season.
Despite Kaepernick not playing in the NFL since 2016, Nike has continued to pay him as part of their endorsement partnership. Nike also is the official apparel supplier for the NFL in a deal that runs through 2028, putting the company in an odd spot. Kaepernick is suing NFL owners for conspiring to keep him out of the league because of him kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against social and racial injustices.
Mediator Stephen Burbank announced Thursday that Kaepernick's complaint against the 32 owners can go forward to trial.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has a lot going on his professional life right now. But that didn't stop him from starting his Monday press conference by looking outside his facility.
"Sick to hear about Jimmy Garoppolo. wish him the best in his recovery. Hate hearing that," Gruden said just after sitting down in Alameda.
Garoppolo, the 49ers franchise quarterback, suffered a torn left ACL late in San Francisco's loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. The team made the diagnosis official Monday afternoon.
Gruden and the Raiders face the Garoppolo-less 49ers on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Santa Clara.
No one likes to see injuries to star players. Not even opposing coaches.
The 49ers’ quest for quarterback depth in the wake of Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending injury is starting. And it reportedly might lead them to a former NFL starter.
Tom Savage, who played in 13 games for the Houston Texans in the 2014, 2016 and 2017, will work out for the 49ers, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported Monday.
Savage’s Texans tenure didn’t always go smoothly, and he eventually lost the starting job to Deshaun Watson last season. Savage signed with the Saints during the offseason but was released after the team acquired Teddy Bridgewater in a trade with the Jets.
Savage has thrown for 2,000 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions in his NFL career. He’s 2-7 in nine starts.
Nick Mullins, the 49ers’ current No. 2 QB, remains in the mix to be promoted from the practice squad, with C.J. Beathard elevated to starter.