Colin Kaepernick‘s Cinderella story in San Francisco recently came to a disastrous end, resulting in him being benched and his team firing two coaches in the last two seasons. However, there’s no debate that Kaepernick is still a considerable talent at quarterback, and if his situation in San Francisco doesn’t work out, there will be no shortage of teams looking to take a chance on the man that led the Niners to two consecutive NFC Championships, and broke the NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game by a quarterback.
According to an exclusive Daily News report, Kaepernick is actively looking to leave the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and has even gone so far as to hint at which team tops his list of potential destinations: the New York Jets.
According to the report, the thought of Kaepernick potentially being the team’s first true franchise franchise quarterback since Mark Sanchez in 2010 is enticing, but the 49ers have expressed interest in starting over with Kaep in a final attempt to make him work in San Francisco, especially with new head coach Chip Kelly on board. Not to mention, Kaepernick signed a $114 million extension in 2011, on which he still has 5 years left. There’s also the matter of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who just led the Jets to their first 10-win season since the 2010 season, when they came within a defensive stop of the Super Bowl. The Jets have already begun discussing with Fitzpatrick the possibility of him returning as their quarterback, but the news will certainly add an interesting twist to those negotiations.