J. Cole let organizations and fans know that Colin Kaepernick is and has been ready to play in the NFL again.
Cole went on Instagram to share a letter Kaepernick sent to the New York Jets. In the letter, he offers assistance to the team who lost their superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers after a season-ending injury.
Kaepernick last played in the NFL six years ago for the San Francisco 49ers, after kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice. He became a free agent in 2017 after opting out of his contract and has not been picked up by an NFL team since.
In the letter dated Sept. 21 to Jets GM Joe Douglas, Kaepernick declared he’s still confident in his capabilities and hoping for an opportunity to lead the practice squad as quarterback.
“As of right now, Zach Wilson is charged with that task, and I wish him and the rest of the team the best moving forward,” Kaepernick said in reference to the team’s starting quarterback.
“However, I know that there are currently depth issues at the position, and I’ve heard that the back-up spot is likely to be filled by a veteran Quarterback. As much as I would love the opportunity to fill that spot,” he added. “I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”
Cole added how Kaepernick was hesitant for the rapper to share his letter with the world.
“My argument was that I believe the people and all organizations should know the truth about how hard he works and how much he still wants to play. And always has. In the end, he agreed to let me.”
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