The New York Jets are totally in a mess after the potential season-ending injury of Aaron Rodgers. Zach Wilson has not been able to do anything to be kept in the starting quarterback’s position, and the consequence is on the table- Gang Green fell to 1-2 in week 3.
Rodgers is trying everything possible to mentally boost up his team in this turmoil. Now, former NFL signal-caller Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in the league since 2016, has an interesting offer for the Big Apple before their next games in the season.
Colin Kaepernick’s powerful letter to the Jets
In a lengthy letter posted by the rapper J Cole on Instagram, Colin, former San Francisco 49ers star, urged the Jets squad to sign him by assuring them of his quarterbacking prowess despite being out of the league for a while.
“I would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad. I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week…I am sure of my ability to provide you with an elite QB option if, God forbid, QB1 goes down. However, I know that there may naturally be uncertainties from you and possibly from others about my playing abilities.”
The former 49ers athlete had his last NFL snap on Jan. 1, 2017. Following that, he tried to enroll himself in other teams, albeit no effort resulted in success. However, the footballer didn’t lose hope and vowed to work on the Jets’ defense, thinking it as his own responsibility.
“Worst case scenario, you see what I have to offer and you’re not that impressed. Best case scenario, you realize you have a real weapon at your disposal in the event you ever need to use it. In either of these scenarios, I would be committed to getting your defense ready week in and week out, all season long, and I would wear that responsibility like a badge of honor.”
The veteran has been out of the league for several years now, but he says his training schedule has not changed at all. As of now, Gang Green has not released a response for the heartfelt letter of Kaepernick. Besides A-Rod and Wilson, the team currently has two QBs in their squad; they signed free agent Trevor Siemian to the practice squad two days ago while having backup Tim Boyle.
Aaron Rodgers urges Jets’ players and fans to avoid blame game
During the Jets’ 15-10 loss to the New England Patriots, there were some heated altercations between players and coaches. In his latest appearance on “Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers urged players to focus on their terrible offense instead of taking subtle jabs at the coaching staff.
“There’s been too many little side conversations, and we just need to grow up a little bit on offense and lock in and do our jobs. And not point fingers at each other… Don’t point fingers at the coaching staff. Don’t point fingers at each other. Just get back to work and get the job done. It’s more the side stuff that I don’t like, and I want to see us stick together through the tough times.”
Things could have been different if the four-time MVP was on the roster, and he himself somehow knows that. The former Green Bay Packers vet doesn’t know if he could have ensured a 3-0 run for the Jets, but he said his leadership could have been a positive factor for the messy team now.
“It sucks not being there. I miss the guys, miss the leadership opportunities, miss ballin’ and competing. I feel like if I was there, some of those things wouldn’t be happening. Not sure we’d be 3-0. I’d like to think there is a possibility of that.”
Last season, New York was 1-2 before winning straight four games later, and the signal-caller thinks Wilson, who has been bashed by the Hall of Famer Joe Namath recently, along with his formidable weapons can bounce back this year as well.
“We have to understand the importance of manifestation and what we’re putting out in the world. We also need to be realistic. We don’t live in a world of rose-colored spectacles, either… Let’s stick by our people. Let’s support our men, support the boys on the pitch, remain with our troops, and have a little faith.”
The Jets will face off against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. Do you think that they will be able to gear up themselves in the match? Tell us in the comments.