NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an agreement to bring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who’s set to play at a New York stadium in 2019, to the city, the New York Post reported Monday.
De Blasio will also sign an agreement with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to host a game for Kaepernick in 2019.
The New York Times reported the deal with the Turnpikes was announced Tuesday morning.
De Blasio, who served as the mayor of New York from 2002 to 2015, is the son of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.
He was also mayor of San Francisco from 2013 to 2017.
DeBlasio will play a pivotal role in bringing Kaepernick to the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints and DeBlasio have been in negotiations to sign Kaepernick to a contract.
DeBlasias son, Eric, was a high school teammate of Kaepernick’s.
Deblasio also coached Kaepernick in college.
The Saints have not announced their plans for Kaepernick.
The team did not immediately respond to ESPN’s request for comment.
Kaepernick, who announced his intentions to sign a contract with the Saints last month, is among the most prominent players to leave the 49ers, who are the NFC West’s defending champions.
The 49ers have a 1-3 record against the Atlanta Falcons.
The two teams met in the NFC Championship Game last season.
Kurtenbach and De Blasio both served as mayors for a short period in New York.
De Blasio served as mayor of the Bronx from 2012 to 2014.