NFL legend Warren Sapp likened malcontent Colin Kaepernick to “trash” over a report that his agent reached out to the New York Jets following Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending injury.
Kaepernick, desperate to return to the NFL, was hoping the Jets would sign him as a replacement quarterback.
The Jets rejected the request, however.
“When you’re trash, you don’t put it on somebody’s doorstep and ring the doorbell and expect them to come out and be like hey what is this trash.
“If you’re a commodity NFL teams would pick up the phone and call.
“When I was a free agent, Al Davis picked up the phone to call Rosenhaus.
“That’s what happens when someone thinks you can play in this league, they call your representative.”
The Jets told Kaepernick to go pound sand and will not sign him.
NFL insider Jordan Schultz said:
“I just spoke with Colin Kaepernick, who tells me his agent has reached out to the Jets about his desire to make an NFL return.”
“Kaepernick remains on the West Coast working out,” Schultz wrote.
Josina Anderson, a CBS Sports reporter broke the bad news to former NFL star Colin Kaepernick.
“The #Jets are not pursuing Colin Kaepernick to address their immediate need for QB depth.
“I’m told they’ll look to at least narrow down their options today.
“The current* mindset is to bring a QB in who fits the chemistry of Zach Wilson being the guy, & knows system &/or staff.”
“When I was a free agent, Al Davis picked up the phone to call Rosenhaus,…That’s what happens when someone thinks you can play in this league, they call your representative.” – @WarrenSapp on Colin Kaepernick’s agent calling the Jets. pic.twitter.com/PaMmXm9IxQ
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) September 15, 2023
According to SI:
Kaepernick, one of the most significant sports headliners of the 2010s, has been out of football since 2016.
That year, he began kneeling during pregame performances of the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism in the United States.
The protests set off a chain of events that culminated with Kaepernick filing a grievance against, and eventually settling with, the NFL for colluding to keep him unsigned.
On the field, the ex-Nevada star threw for 72 touchdowns against 30 interceptions in his six-year San Francisco tenure, helping the 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII.