Colin Kaepernick Unveils "I'm With Kap" Football Jerseys

Colin Kaepernick has begun selling black #7 football jerseys with “#ImWithKap” written across the front and his name across the back. Last month, the former quarterback filed an application to trademark his signature “I’m With Kap” slogan for use on jerseys, shirts, hoodies, caps and other apparel.

The jerseys, which sold out quickly after they went live on Kaepernick’s website, are priced at $175 and 20% proceeds will go to Know Your Rights Camp, a free campaign for youth funded by Kaepernick to raise awareness on self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.

Nike recently introduced a new 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign which featured Kaepernick along with the slogan, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” The polarizing ad resulted in more than $43 million worth media exposure gained within the first 24 hours, according to Apex Marketing Group, and Time’s Gina Martinez reports the apparel company has seen a 31% boost in online sales since the start the campaign.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Nike does not have any plans to release a Colin Kaepernick signature shoe, or an extensive clothing line, as some rumors have suggested. Rovell notes that Kaepernick originally signed with Nike in 2011 and he has remained on their roster since, despite being out the NFL and not appearing in any campaigns over the last two years.

Colin Kaepernick Files Trademark For “I’m With Kap” Slogan

Colin Kaepernick has reportedly filed an application to trademark his signature “I’m With Kap” slogan, which has been used on a number t-shirts worn by multiple NFL players and celebrities, including Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, G-Eazy and others. According to TMZ Sports, the former San Francisco 49ers QB recently filed paperwork in California to own the slogan for use on shirts, hoodies, caps and other apparel.

Despite being out the NFL since he became a free agent after the 2016 season, Kaepernick has continued his generous donations, including a $1 million pledge to various charities and non-prit organizations, such as his “Know Your Rights” campaign. Given the fact that Kaepernick has used his status to promote social equality and reform, it is expected that portions the “I’m With Kap” clothing sales will go right back into the communities that he is fighting for.

Kaepernick has already teased some the gear that could be releasing once he secures the trademark, including an “I’m With Kap” football jersey as modeled by his girlfriend, Hot 97 host, Nessa.