Brandon Marshall is standing by his quarterback amid conflictingreports that Colin Kaepernick wants to leave the San Francisco 49ers for the New York Jets.
"I don't want Kaepernick," Marshall told ESPN's First Take on Wednesday morning. "I think he's good. My guy's Fitz. It's nothing against Kaepernick, but what I'm saying is that I have my quarterbacks and I'm good."
Although the New York Daily News reported that the Jets are aware of Kaepernick's interest and are in the early stages of offseason planning, Marshall emphasized his preference for the team to re-sign Fitzpatrick before the onset of free agency in March.
"The second half of Ryan Fitzpatrick's career is going to be amazing," Marshall said, "because he's with his guy Chan Gailey and he really owns this offense. And that's what you want out of the quarterback position."
The presence of Fitzpatrick is just one of several reasons why Kaepernick won't end up with Gang Green.
Coach Todd Bowles has already made it clear that the Jetswant Fitzpatrick back as the starter on a long-term contract. The journeyman quarterback has reciprocated that interest.
The most likely scenario for Kaepernick is returning to San Francisco to star in an offense being hailed as a godsend for his slumping career.