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Following the season-ending injury to New York Jets star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Colin Kaepernick reached out to the Jets to indicate that he would be interested in joining the team as he continues his attempt to return to the NFL. But it does not appear that he will get that chance.

According to a report from NFL insider Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, the New York Jets have decided not to pursue Colin Kaepernick to help remedy their quarterback situation.

“The #Jets are not pursuing Colin Kaepernick to address their immediate need for QB depth.

I’m told they’ll look to at least narrow down their options today.

The current* mindset is to bring a QB in who fits the chemistry of Zach Wilson being the guy, & knows system &/or staff,” Aderson said in a tweet this week.

Obviously, this is pretty brutal news for Kaepernick as he continues to try to return to the league, and it led to several reactions on social media as a result.

Kaepernick has not played in the league since the 2016 season after he was unable to get a contract from any team following his iconic protests during the playing of the national anthem.

[Josina Anderson]