San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is trying to get out of Dodge before he even takes a single snap under Chip Kelly’s regime. News broke yesterday that Kaepernick not only wants out of San Francisco, but wants to play for the New York Jets. The Jets finished one game short of a Wild Card Playoff berth and a 10-6 record.
However, if the Kaepernick wants to be a New York Jet, there’s one pretty important player that the team needs to fly that past before considering making any moves.
“I don’t want Kaepernick,” Jets’ Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall told ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday morning. “I think he’s good. My guy’s Fitz. It’s nothing against Kaepernick, but what I’m saying is that I have my quarterbacks and I’m good.”
Marshall balled out last year as he teamed with Fitzpatrick, Marshall became the first player in NFL history to have a 1,000 receiving yard season with four different teams. and Fitzpatrick finished the year with 3,905 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns along with 15 interceptions, breaking Vinny Testaverde’s 1998 franchise record for most touchdown passes in a season.
“The second half of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s career is going to be amazing,” Marshall said, “because he’s with his guy Chan Gailey and he really owns this offense. And that’s what you want out of the quarterback position.” Coach Todd Bowles made it abundantly clear that he wants Fitzpatrick re-signed to a long-term deal.
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