The hopes and dreams of Colin Kaepernick to return to the NFL were once again dashed on Wednesday, as the New York Jets signaled that they have no desire to sign him to replace injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“The #Jets are not pursuing Colin Kaepernick to address their immediate need for QB depth. I’m told they’ll look to at least narrow down their options today. The current* mindset is to bring a QB in who fits the chemistry of Zach Wilson being the guy, & knows system &/or staff.”
The #Jets are not pursuing Colin Kaepernick to address their immediate need for QB depth.
I’m told they’ll look to at least narrow down their options today.
The current* mindset is to bring a QB in who fits the chemistry of Zach Wilson being the guy, & knows system &/or staff. https://t.co/y0hdLlRArE
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 13, 2023
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice. He has since become a symbol of the fight for social justice, but his protests have also made him a polarizing figure.
Some NFL teams have been reluctant to sign Kaepernick because they fear that he would be a distraction. Others have simply not been impressed with his workouts.
In recent weeks, there had been speculation that the Jets might be interested in Kaepernick as a backup to Rodgers, who is recovering from an injured Achilles tendon. However, the team’s decision to stick with their current roster suggests that they are not willing to take the risk of signing Kaepernick.
Kaepernick’s agent said that he is still hopeful that Kaepernick will get another chance to play in the NFL.
The 35-year-old Kaepernick remains a talented quarterback, and his story is one of perseverance and determination. He has never given up on his dream of returning to the NFL, and it is possible that he will eventually get his chance.
However, it is also clear that Kaepernick’s path back to the NFL will not be easy. He will need to find a team that is willing to overlook his protests and give him a fair chance to compete. It is a tall order, but Kaepernick has never shied away from a challenge.
Only time will tell if Kaepernick will be able to achieve his dream of returning to the NFL. However, one thing is for sure: he will never give up on his fight for social justice in his view. Others view this pipe dream as simple left-wing activism run amuck, and in this case, ruining careers.