BREAKING: Colin Kaepernick appeals to Jets in letter for ‘risk-free’ practice squad chance

Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in an NFL game since 2017, has appealed directly to Jets general manager Joe Douglas to sign him to the team’s practice squad.

In a letter shared on social media by musician J. Cole, Kaepernick reached out to Douglas last week, explaining why he hoped the organization would give him a chance with the practice squad.

Kaepernick, 35, explained that he would help give the defense an added advantage in preparing for the Week 4, 5 and 6 matchups, while also give the Jets a chance to evaluate him without pressuring Zach Wilson.

“I would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad,” Kaepernick wrote. “I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week. If I were able to fill this role, I believe this allows for multiple things.”

It is no secret that the Jets have struggled with Wilson as the No. 1 quarterback since Aaron Rodgers went down with a season-ending Achilles injury just four plays into Week 1.

In his letter, Kaepernick said he would “only look to boost” Wilson’s confidence in any interaction that he had with the 2021 first-round pick.

He also wrote that in a perfect world, Wilson would find the confidence and rhythm to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl, adding that bringing him into the fold would give them a “risk-free contingency plan.”

“Worst case scenario, you see what I have to offer and you’re not that impressed,” he wrote. “Best case scenario, you realize you have a real weapon at your disposal in the event you ever need to use it. In either of these scenarios, I would be committed to getting your defense ready week in and week out, all season long, and I would wear that responsibility like a badge of honor.”



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