QB Colin Kaepernick Offers to Join Jets Practice Squad
Colin Kaepernick has written a letter to the New York Jets offering to join their practice squad as a quarterback.
Kaepernick believes that he can still help a team in need of a quarterback, even if it means playing on the practice squad.Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016,
when he began kneeling for the national anthem to protest police brutality and systemic racism.Kaepernick's letter comes as the Jets' starting quarterback,
Zach Wilson, has struggled mightily in two straight losses.Kaepernick has trained three hours a day from Monday through Friday for the past six years to stay in shape for
any potential playing opportunities.Kaepernick says that he is committed to getting the Jets' defense ready week in and week out, all season long.
Kaepernick played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-16, leading them to a Super Bowl appearance and an NFC championship game appearance.
Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem made him a national lightning rod for a politically divided country.Kaepernick filed a grievance against
the NFL in 2017 alleging that teams colluded in not signing him to a contract, likely due to his decision to kneel during the national anthem.The Jets have not
issued a public response to Kaepernick's letter.The Jets currently have three quarterbacks on their roster: Zach Wilson, Tim Boyle, and Trevor Siemian.