Zach Wilson will handle the starting quarterback duties for the New York Jets, but it won’t stop the team from bringing in a veteran quarterback. The team is evaluating its options at the quarterback position after star signal-caller Aaron Rodgers’ season ended after only four plays in a Jets uniform.
The Jets did manage to beat the Bills in overtime with Wilson under center. But it remains unclear if the Jets will stick with Wilson for the rest of the season.
Colin Kaepernick made sure the Jets knew he was interested in playing for them, but the Jets have already turned that down. CBS Sports NFL insider Josina Anderson reported that the Jets are opting to go a different route and will not pursue Kaepernick.
Warren Sapp, who is one of the best defensive tackles in NFL history, recently spoke on that topic and had some harsh words for Kaepernick trying to make his comeback.
“We saw you play. It’s over, so let it go,” Sapp said.
Sapp continued, “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.”
Earlier this year, Kaepernick posted a video on social media showing him throwing passes to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and other NFL receivers. It generated zero interest in him around the league.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played in the NFL since 2016.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh said the team will move forward with Wilson, saying, “This is Zach’s team.” Wilson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He struggled considerably during his first two years in the NFL and was benched last season.
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