Now Kaepernick is causing a buzz regarding his potential return to the NFL after he was dropped from his former team, the San Francisco 49ers- and if Kaepernick does return to the NFL, Adidas is hoping to sign a deal with the former quarterback.
Adding, "We love athletes that have a platform to make the world a better place".
King added that the company did not want to look like it was "taking advantage of the noise or interest that he had generated", but added that Adidas has shifted to represent an "intersection between culture and sports" over the past three years, according toThe Republic.
"If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him", Mark King, president of Adidas' North America division, told The Arizona Republic on Friday.
Kaepernick's silent kneel during the national anthem has rubbed NFL owners the wrong way and many critics feel the talented QB has been blackballed from playing in the league.
Kaepernick remains a free agent after opting out of his San Francisco 49ers contract past year following his peaceful protests against the national anthem where he sat and later kneeled before the kickoff of their 2016 preseason games.
At Arizona State University's Global Sports Summit, Mr. King said all Mr. Kaepernick has to do to get a deal with the German-based maker of sports apparel is get a spot on an National Football League roster.
Adidas says it would like to have Kaepernick under contract if he becomes an active player again. In fairness, both Morris and Davis have experience in the system favored by new Seattle offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, but the recent acquisitions allowed for a reasonable suspicion that, as with Adidas, the Seahawks would rather make a show of being interested in aligning with Kaepernick than make a contractual commitment to him.
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