It's still unclear how Colin Kaepernick fits into new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly's plan, but the quarterback would reportedly prefer to play for another team.
Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco with the Jets as his "preferred destination," according to a New York Daily News report.
The Jets are forbidden from recruiting Kaepernick, per the NFL Anti-Tampering Policy, which refers to "any interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another club."
The NFL levied a $100,000 fine against the Jets in April for their owner's comments regarding Darrelle Revis while he was a member of the Patriots.
Kaepernick still has five years remaining on 49ers contract. The NFL trading period opens on March 9, at the beginning of the new league year. The 49ers must decide whether to keep or cut the quarterback before April 1, when his $11.9 million salary for 2016 becomes guaranteed.
If the 49ers keep him, the Jets could only acquire Kaepernick via trade.
Impending free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick, 33, started all 16 games for the Jets last season, leading the team to a 10-6 record.
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