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Breaking News, the New York Jets recently received a letter from none other than Colin Kaepernick, and their immediate assumption was that he was applying for the position of waterboy. Yes, you read that right. The Jets apparently believe that one of the most prominent quarterbacks of our time wants to join the team as a glorified hydration specialist.
Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season, made headlines for his peaceful protest against racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem. While he's been a free agent for years, the Jets' interpretation of his letter is raising eyebrows across the football world.
Head Coach Robert Saleh defended the team's interpretation, saying, "We thought Colin was looking for a fresh start in the NFL, and what better way to do that than by joining us as a waterboy? We pride ourselves on giving opportunities to players with unique skill sets."
The move has sparked a wave of speculation among NFL insiders. Some believe the Jets are simply trying to avoid the potential controversy that signing Kaepernick as a quarterback would bring. Others suggest that the team's front office may have misunderstood the content of his letter entirely.
In the letter, Kaepernick reportedly expressed his desire to return to the NFL and continue his football career. He outlined his commitment to making a positive impact on and off the field, emphasizing his dedication to social justice causes. However, the Jets seem to have glossed over these details in favor of the waterboy narrative.
While some may find humor in the Jets' interpretation of Kaepernick's letter, it also highlights a larger issue within the NFL. Kaepernick's continued absence from the league raises questions about whether his peaceful protest effectively ended his career.
As the football world continues to grapple with this bizarre twist in the Kaepernick saga, one can't help but wonder if other NFL teams will follow suit and assume that any communication from Kaepernick must be related to non-football roles. Until then, the New York Jets will be closely monitoring their water bottles, just in case Kaepernick decides to make a surprise appearance as their new waterboy.