Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback, has penned a letter expressing his willingness to assist the struggling New York Jets. The letter, shared on Instagram by rapper J Cole, is addressed to Jets’ general manager, Joe Douglas. In it, Kaepernick expresses his deep honor at the prospect of joining the team and leading the practice squad, focusing solely on preparing the defense for each upcoming week.
The Jets, who currently hold a 1-2 record for the year, have faced challenges, particularly following Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury in their opening game. As a result, they have turned to Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback, but he has faced difficulties in the role.
Speculation regarding Colin Kaepernick’s potential comeback and interest has been doing rounds for several weeks. This buzz gained momentum following the unfortunate loss of Aaron Rodgers, a setback that dealt a significant blow to the Jets’ championship aspirations. Currently, the Jets find themselves trapped in the league’s lengthiest active playoff drought, spanning a daunting 12 seasons.
The potential signing of Kaepernick not only presents an opportunity for the Jets to assess his current football capabilities after more than six years away from the game but also to gauge his fitness level. Kaepernick has diligently continued his training regimen during his time away, dedicating himself to daily workouts. He has even provided a list of references, which includes notable figures such as Jim Harbaugh, the head coach at Michigan (and former 49ers coach), Mark Davis, the owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, John Harbaugh, head coach of the Ravens, and Chip Kelly, head coach at UCLA (and former 49ers coach). These references offer insights into Kaepernick’s readiness to rejoin the NFL.
Meanwhile, New York Jets signed veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian to the practice squad Tuesday, giving them an experienced backup to embattled starter Zach Wilson.
The team announced the move after the 31-year-old Siemian passed a physical at the Jets’ practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.Wilson has struggled since taking over for Aaron Rodgers, who tore his left Achilles tendon four snaps into his debut with New York. Wilson has two touchdown passes and four interceptions with a 52.4 percent completion rate and is averaging just 5.6 yards per pass.
Q1. Will Colin Kaepernick play for New York Jets?
A1. Colin Kaepernick plays for New York Jets.
Q2. What position Colin Kaepernick used to play?
A2. Colin Kaepernick is a former National Football League (NFL) quarterback.
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