Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and distinguished Black Lives Matter activist, begged the New York Jets to hitch their observe squad in a two web page letter launched by his good friend, Grammy Award-winning rapper J. Cole.
Kaepernick famous the Jets’ lack of Aaron Rodgers and their lack of depth behind present beginning quarterback Zach Wilson. “I’m writing, in fact, in response to the unlucky lack of Aaron Rodgers,” the Nike model ambassador wrote.
Nevertheless, moderately than asking Jets’ Common Supervisor Joe Douglas for a spot on his 53-man roster, Kaepernick is as a substitute in search of to earn a spot on the crew’s observe squad.
“I’d be honored and very grateful for the chance to return in and lead the observe squad,” he wrote. “I’d do that with the only real mission of getting your protection prepared every week.”
Kaepernick’s proposal was clearly nicely thought out, as he notes his personal athleticism and mobility may assist put together the Jets’ protection for upcoming matchups with different cell quarterbacks.
He says he would assist the protection put together by “getting a more true learn on the extra cell/athletic/versatile quarterbacks it would face when in weeks 4, 5 and 6 (Mahomes, Wilson and Hurts).”
Although the request will not be a completely selfless endeavor, as the previous NFC Champion notes that “this could additionally permit you guys as a company to see the place I’m at football-wise.” (RELATED: Kaepernick’s Assist Of Black Lives Matter Started After Courting Activist DJ)
Kaepernick claims he has by no means formally retired and nonetheless maintains a strict exercise schedule. “In contrast to lots of the veteran QBs which were named within the media, I’ve by no means retired or stopped coaching. My coaching schedule has remained the identical for six years; Monday by Friday, 5am-8am coaching on the sphere and within the weight room.”
Kaepernick listed a sequence of references he mentioned will “vouch for my character, work ethic and talent.” The record contains his former 49ers coaches Jim Harbaugh and Chip Kelly, Harbaugh’s brother and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, and Raiders Proprietor Mark Davis.
The Jets had beforehand mentioned they weren’t fascinated about bringing Kaepernick in following Rodgers’ harm, CBS Sports activities’ Josina Anderson reported. The crew introduced the signing of veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian on Tuesday, per Anderson.