Colin Kaepernick speaks to the media after working out for NFL teams at Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Terry Shropshire for rolling out)
Colin Kaepernick is being bombarded with criticism after having rapper J. Cole deliver a letter to the New York Jets indicating his desire to help the NFL team.
The Jets are spiraling into chaos after superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore his Achille’s tendon on just the fourth play into the 2023 season. Rodgers has been ruled medically unable to play for the remainder of the season and their backup QB has floundered mightily. Jets are getting desperate — perhaps hopeless enough that Kaepernick believes they would entertain his offer to try out for a vacant spot.Kaepernick had rapper J. Cole release the letter he penned to Jets general manager Joe Douglas on his eight-million-strong Instagram page. Kaep stated that he would be “honored” to join the team and “lead the practice squad” with “the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”
Kaepernick, 35, has not played in the NFL since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. This followed the social upheaval he incited in America when he repeatedly knelt during the playing of the national anthem before every game. Nevertheless, Kaepernick assures Jets management that he is in optimal football shape and ready to contribute is the beleaguered team. “I am sure of my ability to provide you with an elite QB option if, God forbid, QB1 goes down,” Kaepernick wrote. “However, I know that there may naturally be uncertainties from you and possibly from others about my playing abilities.”
“This plan, I believe, allows me to be of great service to the team as a practice squad QB, while also giving you a low-commitment chance to assess my capabilities to help in any other capacity you may see fit.”
NFL fans rebuked Kaepernick for trying to wedge his way back into the league — especially after Kaep successfully sued them for colluding to keep him out of the league and winning millions of dollars in court.
j cole real for that, but at this point it’s just getting shameful. pic.twitter.com/yj9NIZO9V0
— cavan (@sincerelycavan) September 26, 2023
I’m genuinely trying to understand why did J Cole even have the Colin Kaepernick letter? pic.twitter.com/PQuH7fS6ti
— NYNE (@NYNEproblems) September 27, 2023
Does Colin Kaepernick have no shame and J. Cole is the definition of fake deep because why did he think this was a good idea?!? 🥴
— Annalise Keating (@PurpleRaeen) September 27, 2023
Why does Colin Kaepernick want back into the slave trade? https://t.co/rgcDuF8j3t
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 26, 2023
J. Cole, as in the rapper? The music artist? Kaepernick is not a serious person, he just wants them to turn him down so he can keep this victim status routine.
— chuck walters (@ChuckWalters22) September 27, 2023
J Cole and Colin Kaepernick are the two corniest dude in America.
Read the room. Before to write a letter.
You call them a slaver owners, and sued them.
Now you begging to return the NFL?
Attention is the new drug. I’m telling you. pic.twitter.com/h1bTeEQFGF
— MarketingMe (@MarketFullOfART) September 26, 2023
if i didn’t just see that it was real i would totally think “j cole shares letter to the nfl from colin kaepernick” was some bad attempt at parody by chatgpt
— Poptimist Prime (@Dill_Wodd) September 26, 2023
Last 4 years alone between AAF, CFL, USFL, XFL over 100 players been signed to practice squads & 52 man rosters that have played games for these teams. I like Colin Kaepernick but J.Cole sharing this hurts more than helps cuz they gonna say Kap don’t wanna actually play football. pic.twitter.com/mb5dqQqc70
— Thirstiest Nigga in LA (@ashtonmorris1) September 26, 2023
Source: Rolling Out