Colin Kaepernick – Reports Of Him Signing With Jets Are False
A false new story circulating surrounding former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to circulate Thursday (April 9th).
A SportsCenter-parody account took the internet by surprise after reporting that former San Francisco 49er signed with the New York Jets on a 1-year deal.
According to reports, the account has no affiliation with the sports-news station and has since changed it’s name and image.
After the tweet went viral, several social media users sent their well wishes to former DND chairman, Donna Brazile.
She later realized that the story was fake.
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Meanwhile, the former NFL star reportedly “feels he would be a great fit” with New York, according to recent reports on Kaepernick.
Last year, the NFL invited Kaepernick to work out in front of all NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons facility. While Kaepernick did travel to Atlanta, he and the NFL made headlines by disagreeing on the terms of their private workout.
In the end, Kaepernick sent a message to all NFL teams and owners after his workout saying,
“I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here. [I] showed it today in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them stop running.”
“Stop running from the truth. Stop running from the people. We’re out here. We’re ready to play. We’re ready to go anywhere. My agent, Jeff Nalley, is ready to talk [to] any team. I’ll interview with any team at any time. I’ve been ready.”
Kaepernick was drafted by the 49ers in the second round back in 2011. He started 58 games, and he compiled a 28-30 record. He led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012, but his best season was in 2013, throwing for 3,197 yards, 21 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while rushing for 524 yards and four touchdowns.
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