New York Jets Reportedly Make Decision On Signing Colin Kaepernick

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The New York Jets reportedly are out on helping Colin Kaepernick get back in the NFL.

Social media erupted with calls for and speculation that the Jets might sign the former 49ers QB as soon as Aaron Rodgers went down with a season-ending injury.

Jemele Hill wasted absolutely no time before suggesting Kaep should join the Jets to fill the team’s QB void. It was also reported Tuesday that Kaepernick’s agent was in contact with the Jets.

Some people are calling for the Jets to sign Colin Kaeperick after Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

The Jets won’t sign Colin Kaepernick.

Well, that contact apparently failed to go anywhere because it’s not going to happen. Josina Anderson reported early Wednesday morning that “The Jets are not pursuing Colin Kaepernick to address their immediate need for QB depth.”

The team is expected to narrow its list of options at some point today, and the QB famous for kneeling during the national anthem won’t be on it, according to Anderson.

Jemele Hill must be seething with rage right now.

The Jets don’t want Kaepernick.

Does this update surprise anyone? Not at all. It would have actually been shocking if the Jets were interested in Colin Kaepernick.

He last played in 2016 and was a shell of his former self by the time his NFL career came to an end. Plus, he carries a ton of baggage and distractions with him after his conduct over the past several years.

Below is a small list of some memorable moments:

Will Colin Kaepernick ever play in the NFL again? (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

If Colin Kaepernick wants back in the NFL, it’s going to have to happen with a different team. Of course, no rational person thinks it’s going to happen. You can’t not have thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2016 and expect to make a return.

That’s just not how the NFL works. The window of opportunity is incredibly small, and taking several years off means the window is closed.

New York Jets reportedly not signing Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Now, we get to see who calls the Jets racist for not signing a guy who hasn’t played since 2016. We all know that’s 100% coming. You can take that guarantee to the bank.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. The legacy media, such as it is, portrays Kaepernick as some sort of courageous hero for kneeling for “racial justice.” But at the time, he was playing so poorly the 49ers were considering benching him. THAT was when he decided to kneel – so that if he were benched, it would look like he was being punished for the kneeling, rather than the team looking for better play at the position.

    Rather than courageous, it was a cynical move that stoked racial tensions simply to protect his job.

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