Brandon Marshall: I don’t want Colin Kaepernick on Jets


On Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants to leave the 49ers and that the Jets are his preferred next team.

The Jets’ top receiver isn’t lobbying for that change in address. During an appearance on ESPN Wednesday, Brandon Marshall said that he thinks Kaepernick is good but that the team has its quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick.

“I don’t want Kaepernick,” Marshall said. “I think he’s good. My guy’s Fitz. It’s nothing against Kaepernick. … I have my quarterback, so I’m good.”

Mehta’s report was followed by one from Dom Cosentino of that quoted “a person familiar with the situation” saying they had “no idea where [the idea Kaepernick wants to go to the Jets] came from” and that it wasn’t true. Whatever Kaepernick’s feelings, there’s a lot to play out before we’ll know what his deal will be in 2016.

The 49ers have until April 1 to decide if they want to keep Kaepernick at his current contract, which would pay him $11.9 million for the 2016 season, and they could trade him before that point to any other team in the league. The Jets, meanwhile, have said repeatedly that re-signing Fitzpatrick is a top offseason priority. His return would leave any new arrival to vie for a backup spot, something that wouldn’t seem to be as appealing to Kaepernick as a chance to compete for a starting job in San Francisco or elsewhere.

53 responses to “Brandon Marshall: I don’t want Colin Kaepernick on Jets

  1. Marshall always loved a QB he could manipulate. I guess he doesn’t want to have to do his mind tricks on another QB. You saw what happened in Chicago once Cutler stopped listening to Marshall to throw him the ball.

  2. “I don’t want Kaepernick,” Marshall said. “I think he’s good. My guy’s Fitz. It’s nothing against Kaepernick. … I have my quarterback, so I’m good.”
    That is the exact perfect thing a good teammate says.

  3. I am not ready to give up on Kap. I still remember Kap throwing the great intermediate and long throws ala-Kam in 2012 and 2013. I would have loved watching him rip the ball to Marshall. I guess Marshall just quickly vetoed this plan.

  4. floratiotime says:
    Feb 3, 2016 2:39 PM
    Brandon Marshall never misses a chance to make a fool out of himself.

    It’s funny how two people can have two totally different views on a singular statement.

    I didn’t look at BMarsh’s statement as trashing Kap. I look at it as a WR defending his starting QB who actually had a pretty good year.

    What’s wrong with that?

  5. Could you imagine Johnny Football on the Jets and loose all year in that city !!! Haaaaaa

  6. No report about a player wanting to move to the Jets has been or could ever be true. Even Revis was really aiming for a giant ball pit filled with money that just happened to be in the same building.

  7. The quote is nothing against Kap. Marshall has developed a good chemistry with Fitz and had an excellent year with Fitz throwing him the ball. I can see why he doesn’t care to see a change at QB.

    Fitz has found a home with the Jets and Gailey as his OC, it would be a mistake for him to go anywhere else. Hopefully, he’s smart enough to know that and reups w/ them.

  8. Brandon Marshall is good yet not good enough to carry a team to the playoffs. This is the 1st team he’s been on in the last 3 teams that got over .500

  9. The last thing Brandon Marshall wants is a QB who will take touches away from him. Anyway,if Fitpatrick has another good year in him like this last one,why mess with it?

  10. Brandon being Brandon. Media using him again for an outlandish controversy, and then team dumping him after 3 years. But in those three years he will undoubtedly perform between the white lines. Look for BMArsh to be available to another team in 2018.

  11. I dont want a QB thats actually WON playoff games and has been to a Super Bowl…

    I prefer a guy whose never MADE the playoffs and collapses each year like he did with us.

    – B Marsh

  12. Typical media reporting…the statement itself made no sense because that would mean he would either have to be traded to NYJ or he would be cut and signed as a FA. Very few players have been able to call their own shots in that fashion…he doesn’t have the cache to pull that off, especially after being benched for Blaine Gabbert.

  13. Not saying the Jets should go after Kaepernick necessarily, but if they think they have the quarterback situation all locked up between Fitzpatrick and Smith, they are going to be in for a rude awakening.

    Don’t get me wrong, Fitz is a great guy and I’m glad he had a good year in 2015, but he’s a stop gap at best. One good year (at age 33) does not a franchise quarterback make. I guess you never know, but his previous 10 years in the league suggest that 2015 was a bit of an anomaly. And Smith has not demonstrated any long term potential at this point.

    Even if Fitz continues at 2015’s performance level (the best he’s ever played), how many more years do you think he has? Perhaps he can hold down the fort for another year or two but the Jets need to make some moves at QB soon or they’re going to find themselves in a tough spot.

  14. beachsidejames says:
    Feb 3, 2016 3:33 PM
    Brandon Marshall is good yet not good enough to carry a team to the playoffs. This is the 1st team he’s been on in the last 3 teams that got over .500
    Just out of curiosity how may receivers have ever carried his team to the playoffs?

  15. This is a moot point anyway because no team (except maybe Jerry Jones) is going to trade for Kaep when it comes along with a $11.9M salary. The Niners are either stuck with him or they’ll have to cut him.

  16. Franchise QBs are few and far between. Most teams need to just find a guy who is top 30 and can legitimately start, win some games, and not mess up too much. Sometimes that makes more sense, sticking with a mediocre veteran, rather than going after a reclamation project or gimmick guy with upside. As much as Fitz has been a journeyman and fallen apart at times, he’s been reliable to add some stability at the position. look how many teams had zero starting calibre QBs last season and/or mini QB controversies involving below average and completely unproven guys.

  17. I find it funny that NOW Bear fans are going to beat up on Marshall’s comments about other QBs, but whatever… all he said is he has his QB. Why would he want to deal with yet another head case QB after finally distancing himself from one in Chicago???

  18. Tomorrow, Mehta’s “sources” tell him Woody Johnson is flying to Vegas to personally present Johnny Manziel with a $100M contract.

  19. Nothing wrong with Marshall sticking up for his guy, and Fitz isn’t terrible. But an upgrade at QB his to be in the Jets plans. I would think they want to keep Fitz for another year and eventually see if Bryce Petty is any good. I think Petty was as good as Bob Griffin at Baylor.

  20. Brandon take your meds and shut up. You a beast on the field but when it come to brains you thought they said trains and went to the station.

  21. No receiver wants Kaepernick as his quarterback. Why would a receiver want a guy who isn’t a thrower, but runs with the ball a lot? Hard to put good stats together for the next contract as a receiver when a guy like Kaepernick is going to need to help you get paid. And some of you wonder why Marshall doesn’t want him around? Can you blame Marshall for wanting a guy who can actually play the position?

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