Writer/director Spike Lee said it's "fishy" that free agent QB Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, mentioning the Jets among the teams that could use Kaepernick.
"The New York J-E-T-S Need A Quarterback," Lee wrote on Instagram. "Who Is The J-E-T-S Quarterback? Is My Man Joe Willie Namath Coming Back? Crazy Times We Live In."
Lee, who recently had brunch with Kaepernick, added that Kaepernick being unsigned "stinks to the high heavens."
"Crazy Times We Live In," Lee wrote. "The Question Remains What Owner And GM Is Going To Step Up And Sign Colin So Their Team Has A Better Chance To WIN? What Crime Has Colin Committed? Look At The QB's Of All 32 Teams. This Is Some Straight Up Shenanigans,Subterfuge, Skullduggery And BS."
Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the 49ers earlier this month, refused to stand for the national anthem last season while protesting social and racial issues.
The 29-year-old completed 196 of 331 passes for 2,241 yards while throwing 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 12 games for the 49ers last season. He also rushed 69 times for 468 yards and two touchdowns.
Kaepernick had been benched midway through the 2015 season, and the 49ers explored trades for him last offseason.
The Jets reportedly expressed interest in trading for him at the time, and he was close to being dealt to the Broncos last April before the trade fell apart.
Kaepernick has thrown for 12,271 yards with 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in 69 games during his six-year career, which has been spent entirely with the 49ers.
The Jets currently have quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the roster.