Colin Kaepernick Rumors: QB to Contact Jets After Fake Account Tweets Contract

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2020

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick participates in a workout for NFL football scouts and media, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
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A fake Twitter account reported Colin Kaepernick signed with the New York Jets Thursday, but there may be some truth to the connection in the end. 

According to TMZ Sports, the quarterback plans to reach out to the Jets with the hope of securing a contract.

Kaepernick reportedly "feels he would be a great fit" with New York, although it's currently unknown if there is mutual interest.

His girlfriend, TV and radio host Nessa Diab, also provided her thoughts on Twitter:

NESSA @nessnitty

They should sign @Kaepernick7 . Any team that actually wants to win should sign Colin. He still continues to train & as you all saw @ his workout, HE’S BEEN READY W HIS “ELITE ARM STRENGTH”, as an @NFL scout said. Team Owners/ NFL can stop blackballing him @ anytime. #imwithkap

The 32-year-old has been out of the NFL since the end of the 2016 season, during which he made headlines for kneeling during national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and police violence.

He was scheduled to work out for teams during the 2019 season but a dispute with the league prevented it from occurring as planned. He held a workout on his own, but attendance was scarce and the changes seemingly ended any chance for him to return to the NFL.

"It was a unique opportunity—an incredible opportunity—and he chose not to take it," commissioner Roger Goodell said, per Jason Reid of The Undefeated. "I understand that. And we have moved on."

Still, Kaepernick's interest in the Jets showed he has not given up in trying to play for an NFL team.

New York already has an established young starter in Sam Darnold, but depth could be a concern at the position after the team went 0-3 last year with Luke Falk and Trevor Siemian at the helm. David Fales is projected to be the No. 2 quarterback going into 2020.