Colin Kaepernick has written a letter to the New York Jets offering to join the team’s practice squad while Aaron Rodgers is out with a torn Achilles tendon.
In the letter, Kaepernick says that he is “honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad.” He also says that he would approach the job “with the dedication and passion as if it were the QB1 position.”
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he was benched by the San Francisco 49ers for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice. He has since filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, which is still ongoing.
The Jets have not yet responded to Kaepernick’s offer. However, if they were to sign him, it would be a major coup for the team. Kaepernick is a talented quarterback with a lot of experience, and he could help the Jets make a deep playoff run.
What to expect next
It is unclear whether the Jets will sign Kaepernick. The team has not yet commented on his offer. However, it is certainly something to keep an eye on.
If the Jets do sign Kaepernick, it would be a major story. Kaepernick is a polarizing figure, but he is also a very talented quarterback. His signing would be a major boost for the Jets’ offense, and it would also be a significant statement about the team’s commitment to social justice.
Only time will tell whether the Jets will sign Kaepernick. However, his offer is certainly a sign that he is ready to return to the NFL.