In Peter King's weekly MMQB column, he suggests possibly landing spots for San Francisco 49'ers QB Colin Kaepernick after speaking with league sources, and what do you know, the New York Jets came up. It's important to note at this point that this is based on availability and need, there is nothing to suggest the Jets are or would be interested in Colin.
2. The Jets. Because they're in need of a quarterback of the future, and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey likes versatile athlete types.
First of all, Colin Kaepernick is currently on IR with a torn labrum on his non-throwing shoulder. He'll need surgery and the injury will sideline him for 4-6 weeks. Colin has an $11.9 salary hit next year, but at the moment it is not guaranteed. It doesn't become guaranteed until April 1st, and I'm willing to bet that Colin isn't with the 49'ers past April 1st. lets not forget that the 49'ers benched Colin in favor of Blain Gabbert before this injury.
So does he make sense for the Jets?
On one hand he does. At the moment the Jets don't have a long-term solution at QB. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a free agent this off-season, the Jets can move on from Geno with little monetary consequence and Bryce Petty is still a very raw prospect, unlikely to be ready in 2016. The 49'ers will try to trade Colin, but I think with the guaranteed salary after April 1st, they'll end up cutting him, meaning the Jets don't need to give anything up for him.
On the other hand, he did just get benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert and I can't stress that enough, that's how bad things became. Through 8 starts this year, he had thrown just 6 touchdowns to 5 interceptions and taken 28 sacks averaging just 6.6 yards per completion. However he has enjoyed a lot of success in this league, taking the 49'ers to the Super Bowl and enjoying three solid seasons between 2012-2014.
it's easy to see why there has been so much negativity around Colin in 2005. His accuracy is waning, his interceptions are not coming on tipped balls, they're coming on big over throws or big under throws, he missed his targets and he missed his targets badly. Most have suggested he's playing within himself, not playing with that confidence that once made him a threat.
In 2013, he threw 21 TD's to 8 INTs with a 7.7 yard average and over 3,000 passing yards. Not to mention 524 yards and 4 TD's on the ground. He was for a long time, a duel threat danger-man who defenses feared. He's 28 years old and he's been playing on a team in complete flux this year. New coaches, a beat up offensive line and an old receiving core.
I would 100% back a move to bring Colin Kaepernick to New York....would you?