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Unemployed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made quite the stir once again this week, as he was the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” slogan.

Kaepernick became famous for kneeling on the sidelines and disrespecting the national anthem during the 2016 season, despite earning millions as an American citizen.

People are literally burning their Nike’s to protest the brand for siding with a person who kneels for the national anthem. Also, Nike’s stock took quite the tumble to the tune of nearly $4 billion.

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As if all that wasn’t bad enough, now Kaepernick’s net worth has been revealed.

Any guesses?

From Newsmax:

Colin Kaepernick’s $20 million net worth is right up there with fellow Nike sports gods who were named as the faces of the global sporting empire’s iconic “Just Do It” campaign this week for its 30th anniversary, Newsweek reported.


Details of the endorsement are yet to be released, however, Nike is known for its lucrative deals with Le Bron James, Serena Williams, Shaquem Griffin and Odell Beckham Jr., who all feature in the 30th anniversary campaign, Newsweek noted.

Yahoo’s NFL reporter Charles Robinson tweeted that the deal would include a branded line of shoes, shirts and jerseys and would pay the athlete “millions per year.”

Daily Mail has more:

After his protests, it seems like Colin has left a lot of money behind despite signing what has been described as a record seven-year $126 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, but it has emerged that Kaepernick only made about 31 percent of the money from the deal.

Over six seasons of the NFL, his earnings only totalled to less than $43.5 million, which is a little less than $7 million a year.


Only a $12.3 million signing bonus and Kaepernick’s $645,000 salary in 2014 were guaranteed and because of how the contract was worded, he lost $2 million in 2015, because he didn’t make first or second-team All-Pro and the 49ers didn’t make the Super Bowl.

The contract also stated that he would only receive the rest of his money, the $61 million, if he suffered a career-ending injury. Kaepernick may never recoup the $87 million he missed out on from his deal, but it remains to be seen how much he will earn from the new Nike campaign.

Kaepernick’s impact is still being felt on the field, as two Philadelphia Eagles players took a seat on the bench before the anthem was through during Thursday’s season opening game, per USA Today:

Two Philadelphia Eagles players – defensive end Michael Bennett and Jay Ajayi – took seats on the bench near the end of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but that was the extent of it.

All of the Atlanta Falcons players stood at attention for the duration, as did the bulk of the Eagles, while the Philadelphia-bred R&B group Boyz II Men sang the anthem.

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