The situation surrounding Colin Kaepernick is deeply disheartening. He exercised his right to free speech by speaking out against police brutality and racism, a cause that everyone should be standing up for. After all, no one wants to be a victim of police brutality or racism. It’s worth noting that Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem at the advice of a military veteran in order to draw attention to this important issue. However, this peaceful protest caused him to be blackballed by the NFL, and six years later, he is still without a job. It’s a sad reality that individuals who speak out against injustice can face serious consequences, even when their actions are peaceful and well-intentioned.
Over the last six years, Kaepernick’s talent in the NFL has been widely acknowledged. Many fans and analysts believe that he is more capable than numerous backup quarterbacks and even some of the starters in the league. In fact, there is a strong case to be made that his current skills are superior to those of Zach Wilson, who is the starting quarterback for the New York Jets.
Despite his impressive track record and abilities, Kaepernick’s efforts to join the Jets were rebuffed. The team refused to even meet with him, let alone consider him for a position on the team. This decision has been widely criticized, as many believe that Kaepernick could be a valuable asset to any NFL team.
J. Cole, a rapper, recently shared on his Instagram page the letter that Colin Kaepernick sent to the New York Jets. The letter was a request for an opportunity to be on their practice squad. Kaepernick was not seeking a starting position, but rather a chance to prove himself for a week or two and demonstrate that he can still play in the NFL. Unfortunately, the Jets declined the offer and continue to suffer losses with Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback.
Flip the page to read the letter Kaepernick sent.