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The New York Jets have been searching for a franchise quarterback and though they unexpectedly had a substantially better season with Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, he helped blow their shot at the playoffs with a loss to the Buffalo Bills.  Embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be the answer to their problems.  Kaepernick became a breakout QB for the 49ers gaining so much notoriety, they parted ways with Alex Smith.  Things turned sour however after they missed the playoffs for the second year in a row which included Kaepernick being benched midseason and a second coaching change.  Now Kaepernick reportedly wants to play with the Jets but their new star receiver isn’t welcoming him.

via NYDN:

The Jets are aware and intrigued by Kaepernick’s desire to play for them, but are still in the early stages of their offseason planning and evaluation, according to sources. They’re also deathly afraid of tampering (see: Darrelle Revis situation, circa 2015).

General manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles have expressed their desire to re-sign impending free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick, but nothing is guaranteed. (The Jets and Fitzpatrick’s camp are expected to discuss an extension in the coming weeks.)

Although Kaepernick wants to play in New York, he still has five years remaining on a blockbuster $114 million extension signed in 2014 that includes escape hatches for his current employer. The Jets, coming off a 10-win season, would have to trade for Kaepernick or wait until he’s cut.

The 49ers must make a decision to keep, trade or cut Kaepernick before April 1 when his 2016 base salary of $11.9 million becomes guaranteed. San Francisco would save $8.5 million by cutting Kaepernick, who is scheduled to have a $15.9 million cap charge this season.

Stephen A. Smith asked Brandon Marshall about whether or not he wants Colin Kaepernick to be the team’s QB next season.

Marshall: “I don’t want Kaepernick. I think he’s good. My guy’s Fitz.”

Hit the 11:00 minute mark.

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