Could a new face enter the New York Jets’ quarterback room?
Fans of the New York Jets are still reeling after their newly-signed franchised quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, suffered a season-ending injury while playing the Buffalo Bills on September 11 at MetLife Stadium. Moments after Rodgers was helped off of the field, Zach Wilson stepped back into the starting quarterback position yet again. Through three games, the Wilson-led offensive unit has scored a combined 36 points.
“Zach Wilson is a really bad quarterback. Good lord, the Jets need to bench him forever,” sports content creator Alex Wilson tweeted.
It’s unclear if the New York Jets will bench Wilson, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently reported that the franchise picked up journeyman Trevor Siemian. The Jets may not stop at one new quarterback on the roster. Shortly thereafter, Colin Kaepernick shared a letter he sent to the team’s general manager, Joe Douglas, asking to be added to the team’s practice squad. The former NFC Champion asked the team for an “opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad…with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”
“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,” Kaepernick wrote.
“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.”
Douglas nor the Jets have issued a statement regarding the matter.