Will Jets be facing their future quarterback?
By Carson Hathaway
The New York Jets lack a good quarterback, in other obvious news grass is green and the sun is hot. However, they could be getting a close look at their 2017 starter this Sunday.
The New York Jets play the dreadful San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be starting for the 49ers, could he really be on the Jets next season? It’s possible. Last year, Kaepernick publicly said he wanted to be a Jet. He will be a free agent when the season ends, and it seems as if he and the 49ers both want to move on from each other.
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Will the Jets pursue him in the offseason? Maybe, it depends on what direction they want to go in. If they want to completely rebuild the team and start to develop some young players, don’t expect Kaepernick to be in the green and white next year. However, if the Jets feel like they can compete next year and don’t trade their current best players, he could make sense if they wanted to try realistically contend for a playoff spot next year.
Kaepernick obviously hasn’t had a good past couple of seasons. However, a lot of that can be blamed on his awful supporting cast. The 49ers have a bad offensive line, their leading rusher averages less than 4 yards per carry and the only wide receiver that they have who most non-49er fans would know is Torrey Smith, and he isn’t even a star.
He could be throwing to Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and Quincy Enunwa instead. He could finally be on a team that needs someone of his unique skill-set. Kaepernick has played very well in the past, remember when he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl?
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He also led them to the NFC title game the year after that. A change of scenery could benefit him greatly, as he can still be a good quarterback in the NFL. One thing is for sure, Kaepernick would be better than anything the Jets currently have.
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