3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
This name often brings groans from the general fanbase. Whether it’s for his social justice stands or his play on the field, he’s a polarizing figure.
However, take a look at the above video; he was one pass away from a Super Bowl Championship. When was the last time a Jets quarterback who was that close?
None of these options are that attractive, but the Jets would be best served by a veteran that can step in and start. That would allow Christian Hackenberg to get another year on the bench adapting to the pro game.
Earlier this season Kaepernick and the 49ers came to a mutually agreed upon contract renegotiation. In that contract, Kaepernick will be able to opt out at the end of the season.
Which means he would probably come on the cheap. This is a similar option to Geno Smith, a young guy who has shown signs that he could give the Jets a little something.