Colin Kaepernick wrote a letter to the final supervisor of the NY Jets days after Aaron Rodgers went down with a severe damage throughout MNF … asking the group to contemplate signing him to their follow squad.
Information of the correspondence was really damaged by J. Cole … who posted the typed word, despatched to Joe Douglas, to his X account on Tuesday.
Beforehand, there have been stories that Kap expressed curiosity in becoming a member of the squad … however now we’re wanting on the whole letter.
“I’m writing, of course, in response to the unfortunate loss of Aaron Rodgers. I know the aspirations this season were, and still are, to win a championship, and so that Hall of Fame sized hole will need to be filled as best as possible to keep the team on a Super Bowl track,” 35-year-old Kaepernick opened the letter.
However, should you thought he was looking for the beginning gig from the leap, as barren because the Jets QB room presently is, you are mistaken.
Colin defined … “As much as I would love the opportunity to fill that [starting] spot, I’m writing you in hopes that you can imagine a much different approach involving me; I would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad.”
“I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”
FYI, NFL groups all have “practice squads” … consisting of 16 gamers who, you guessed it, follow with the crew in the course of the week, however don’t costume for video games.
It is lots of sacrifice for little cash or glory … particularly for a man who was a star and even began a Tremendous Bowl — like Kap.
Kaepernick went on to say, if issues did not work with Zach Wilson (and let’s be sincere, it ain’t working), he could possibly be a backup plan (no pun supposed) for the crew.
“I believe a confident Zach Wilson has the tools to do this. However, in the event that this is not the case, I would love to offer you a risk-free contingency plan.”
Regardless of not enjoying within the NFL since 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin believes he is nonetheless a top-tier sign caller.
“I am sure of my ability to provide you with an elite QB option if, God forbid, QB1 goes down.”
Regardless of the lengthy layoff, CK’s adamant he is by no means stopped coaching, and is raring and able to go.
“Unlike many of the veteran QB’s that have been named in the media, I’ve never retired or stopped training.”
Regardless of the letter, the Jets have clearly not signed Kap up up to now.
On Tuesday, the crew signed Trevor Siemian to their follow squad.