The New York Jets quarterback situation behind starter Sam Darnold needs serious upgrading, and the first steps may have been yesterday at Colin Kaepernick’s public workout.
The New York Jets have struggled this season with or without starting quarterback Sam Darnold. The latter, however, has been poor, to say the least with fellow quarterbacks Luke Falk and Trevor Siemian barely making any impact while on the field.
Colin Kaepernick held a workout for NFL teams in Atlanta, Georgia, to join a team soon. The former San Francisco 49er hasn’t played in an NFL game in three seasons since his protest of standing for the national anthem. He’s still young and accurate enough from his workout to be in the league today as the Jets were one of the few teams to follow the quarterback to his relocated workout facility.
Kaepernick has an impressive career total of 72 touchdowns to 30 interceptions in six seasons. He led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013 before falling short to the champion Baltimore Ravens. The Jets are in desperate need of support behind Darnold, and Kaepernick could be the answer for next season.
Kaepernick spoke to a few reporters after the workout declaring himself available to anyone interested and putting the ball back in the league’s court.
“I’ve been ready for three years,” Kaepernick said after his workout. “I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here today and showed it in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide.”
“So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running, stop running from the truth, stop running from the people,” Kaepernick said. “Around here, we’re ready to play, we’re ready to go anywhere, my agent Jeff Nalley is ready to talk to any team. I’ll interview with any team at any time.”
The Jets haven’t made any official comments or statements regarding their attendance at the workout, but it’s enough to start speculation. Signing from the Jets even for the rest of the season could go a long way in ending the hostility regarding this situation.