New York Jets Rumors: Colin Kaepernick Trade ‘Very Likely’

The New York Jets quarterback situation seemed to stabilize itself last season when general manager Mike Maccagnan traded what turned out to be a sixth round draft pick for journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last season.

In fact, entering the offseason, resigning “Fitzmagic” was considered their top priority. That is until a report by the NY Daily News suggested Colin Kaepernick wanted out of San Francisco, with the New York Jets at the top of his list.

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But according to NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, via his Twitter account, it looks like the New York Jets are just not interested.

Brandon Marshall, the Jets star wide receiver, echoed those statements in a recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take during Super Bowl week.

I don’t want Kaepernick,” Marshall emphatically stated, backing his quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the debate show hosted by Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless.

“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.”

So while it appears at the moment that the Colin Kaepernick to New York Jets trade rumors are dead at the moment, the fact is, the former up-and-coming superstar quarterback will be playing elsewhere, with La Canfora reporting a trade is “very likely.”

Exactly where, of course, remains to be seen, with rumors swirling that the 49ers may simply release the once promising young QB who came within a play from winning a Super Bowl just three years ago. As reported by Inquisitr, Chip Kelly may decide to cut bait with Kaepernick, whose $11.7 million dollar salary is guaranteed after April 1, and bring in his most recent signal caller, free agent Sam Bradford, instead.

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The Jets meanwhile will look to resign Fitzpatrick as GM Mike Maccagnan said on WFAN recently.

“We have time, obviously, before free agency,” Maccagnan said. “We really would like to get Ryan back in the fold. Todd [Bowles] has said that. Obviously, myself, everybody in the organization feels very strongly about this. It’s a good situation for all of us. We just have to go through this process and, hopefully, we can come to an agreement that’s fair and everybody is happy with it, and go forward from there.”

This was of course made public before the “Colin Kapernick to the Jets” reports made backpage headlines. Other rumors surrounding the New York Jets involve potentially reworking star cornerback Darrell Revis’ contract in order to free up more cap space as reported by ESPN Jets’ blogger Rich Cimini.

“I believe Revis is amenable to re-working his contract, which has four years and $54 million remaining (including $23 million fully guaranteed). There’s no downside for Revis — he gets his money, no matter what — but it would be a double-edged sword for the Jets. They could save a ton of cap room in 2016, allowing them to re-sign their key free agents and be active in the free-agent market. They’d be all-in for ’16. The negative is they’d be pushing money into the back end of his deal.”

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