Kaepernick writes to Jets asking to join team in ‘risk-free contingency plan,’ calls himself ‘elite QB’

Kaepernick has not played since 2016

Fox News – The New York Jets are back to square one after Aaron Rodgers’ injury, trying to win football games with Zach Wilson, and it’s not going well.

However, one quarterback is actively pursuing a job with the Jets: Colin Kaepernick.

An Instagram post by rapper J. Cole showed a Sept. 21 letter Kaepernick wrote to Jets general manager Joe Douglas.

Kaepernick wrote that he wishes the best for Wilson and isn’t writing to take his spot as the starter. Although, he wrote he “would love the opportunity to fill that spot.” But he wants to lead the Jets’ scout team.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he would be “honored and extremely grateful” if he were given the option to “[get] your defense ready each week.”

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Kaepernick listed two benefits to having him with the team.

“1. It gives your Defense, the advantage of getting a truer read on the more mobile/athletic/versatile quarterbacks it will face when in weeks 4, 5 and 6 ([Patrick] Mahomes, [Russell] Wilson, and [Jalen] Hurts). I would consider it a privilege to be able to do this and would take on this responsibility with the dedication and passion as if it were the QB1 position,” Kaepernick wrote.

“2. This would also allow you guys as an organization to take a real look at where I’m at football wise, in game-like situations against an elite defense, while also not putting any competitive pressure on Zach. I understand the importance of keeping him confident and focused as QB1, and I would only look to boost that confidence in any interactions that we may have if I was given this role within the team.”

Kaepernick said a “confident” Wilson “has the tools” to lead the Jets to the Super Bowl.

But if he is unable to do that, Kaepernick also provided the Jets with both “worst case” and “best case” scenarios with his “risk-free contingency plan.”

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