The New York Jets ‘remain uninterested’ in free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Here are all the details and what it means.
Don’t expect the New York Jets to make any additions to their quarterback room this season.
Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the Jets and the 31 other NFL teams “remain uninterested” in free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick was supposed to work out in the Atlanta Falcons training facilities, but decided last minute to call an audible and change venues which “disappointed” the NFL. He decided to work out at a local high school in Riverdale, Georgia. That change caused over 20 NFL teams to skip his newly located workout.
Although seven teams including the New York Jets watched him work out in person, but none of the NFL teams have reached out to his camp for further contact.
Colin Kaepernick has been out of the league for the last three years and Schefter labeled his chances of rejoining the league as “bleak.”
The New York Jets have had their fair share of quarterback issues this season.
Their starting quarterback Sam Darnold suffered a battle with mononucleosis that forced him to miss three games. The team’s backup quarterback Trevor Siemian broke his ankle in his first start vs the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. Then Luke Falk, well he lost a bunch of games for the green and white.
Despite their need for an upgrade at the backup quarterback position, it doesn’t seem like the Jets are willing to make a move with Colin Kaepernick.
While he has some impressive nuggets on his resume, he hasn’t played in the league in years, if an NFL team was to bring him in a media circus would follow, and with the Jets at best Kaep would be a backup quarterback because the team has a franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold,