Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still trying to make his way into the NFL. He attempted to join the New York Jets after the team’s starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury in the first NFL game of the season. Rapper J. Cole released a letter that Kaepernick sent to the Jets general manager offering his quarterback services to the team.
J. Cole posted the letter that Kaerpernick sent to Jets’ general manager, Joe Douglas asking him if he would consider bringing him unto the team’s practice squad. Initially, Kaepernick balked at the rapper doing so, but then relented and gave him permission to.
“I asked Colin @kaepernick7 if I could share this letter with the world. He was reluctant. My argument was that I believe the people and all organizations should know the truth about how hard he works and how much he still wants to play. And always has. In the end, he agreed to let me.”
Now Kaepernick, as much as he’d like to lead a team, did not ask to do so, he is anxious to prove his skills, but also, is willing to join the team leading the practice squad.
“I’ve heard that the backup spot is likely to be filled by a veteran quarterback,” Kaepernick wrote. “As much as I would love the opportunity to fill that spot, I’m writing you in hopes that you can imagine a much different approach involving me; I would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad. I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”
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Although Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since he played for the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 1, 2017, he still feels that he can be a good addition to any team.
The New York Post reported that the Jets ended up signing quarterback Trevor Siemian to their practice squad on Sept. 25.
J. Cole Posts Letter Colin Kaepernick Sent to New York Jets GM About Joining Practice Squad