J. Cole made a rare appearance on social media on Tuesday to share a letter his friend, Colin Kaepernick, wrote to the New York Jets.
The letter is addressed to Jets general manager Joe Douglas and Colin humbly asked him to sign him to the team’s practice squad in the wake of Aaron Rodger’s unfortunate injury.
As much as I would love the opportunity to fill that spot, I’m writing you in hopes that you can imagine a much different approach involving me; I would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad.
I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.
Colin Kaepernick added:
In a perfect world for the Jets, Zach Wilson finds his stride and shows that he is able to lead this championship caliber team that you’ve put together to the Super Bowl.
I believe a confident Zach Wilson has the tools to do this.
However, in the event that this is not the case, I would love to offer you a risk-free contingency plan.
When J. Cole posted the letter, he wrote Colin was reluctant about him allowing him to share the letter.
But, the rapper said he believes “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.”
J. Cole also sent a message to the Jets writing:
Everyone from players, to coaches, to execs are feeling the pressure I’m sure. I hope y’all can turn it around, and I hope there’s a spot out there for my boy Kap. PEACE
See J. Cole’s original post and Colin Kaepernick’s letter to the New York Jets below.
You may recall that we were all hopeful after Colin Kaepernick worked out with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022.
But, the team passed on signing him.
Colin shared that he believed there was something more to their decision not to sign him.
I’ve heard a lot of excuses over the years but most of the time it ends up, ‘Oh, we’re going to see how the guys that we have do.’ With the Raiders’ situation last year, that was Stidham and Nick Mullens, which to me, you just compare résumés and capabilities, on top of the workout and the feedback, it’s like, ‘O.K., cool.’
Obviously, there’s something else within this decision. To me, that’s typically what it ends up being, or has been for the last seven years. So, I just want the opportunity to come in, show what I can do on the field. Judge me based upon that, not the political bias that you have.
Do you think the NY Jets will give Colin Kaepernick the opportunity he deserves?