Yesterday, it was reported that Colin Kaepernick penned a letter to New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas asking to get a shot on the teams practice squad.
He was not looking to be a starter, he just wanted a chance to prove himself and compete.
In this letter, Kaepernick requests not to take over Wilson’s post, but to be signed to the practice squad. Rapper J Cole is the one that released the letter because he thought it would be good for the world to see his work ethic and desire to play.
The letter has some very good references to include Chip Kelly, John Harbaugh, and even Raiders owner Mark Davis.
The best part of the letter shows that Kaepernick is not looking to steal anyone’s position but asking for a legit shot.
“Worst case scenario, you see what I have to offer and you’re not that impressed. Best case scenario, you realize you have a real weapon at your disposal in the event you ever need to use it,” Kaepernick wrote. “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.”
I understand that Kaepernick has not played since 2017, but is he really worse than Trevor Siemian? I mean what the heck do the Jets have to lose. They are already losing the locker room. If any city could accept Kap it would be NYC. I mean I think they Jets should do it. Why not?