A fake SportsCenter account, citing ESPN’s Adam Schefter, tweeted that Kaepernick had signed a one-year deal with the Jets worth $9 million. Of course, it didn’t take long for people to realize that the account was not the verified SportsCenter account, nor had Schefter reported any such thing.
Usually, the story would stop there, but it turns out Kaepernick is trying to capitalize on the buzz the false report created. According to TMZ Sports, the quarterback plans on reaching out to the Jets, along with some other teams.
The Jets have yet to show any interest in Kaepernick this offseason. If Kaepernick did sign with the Jets, he would compete with David False to be the backup quarterback behind Sam Darnold.
Kaepernick, 32, hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2016 when he was with the 49ers. His protests of racial and social injustice during the national anthem put his NFL career on pause the last three years with no guarantee of resuming. He did have a workout last November, but no deal materialized.
In six seasons with San Francisco, Kapernick has a 59.8 percent completion percentage, 12,271 passing yards, 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. As a rusher, Kaepernick has totaled 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns.
— JETS WIRE