Colin Kaepernick endured a nightmarish 2015 season with the San Francisco 49ers in which his play regressed before he was benched and then placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, all amid reports that he was at odds with the coaching staff. The team has created some excitement among its fan base by bringing in Chip Kelly as head coach, but apparently not as much in the quarterback, who reportedly prefers to leave the 49ers altogether.

Not only that, but Kaepernick has a specific landing spot in mind: the New York Jets. This according to New York Daily News columnist Manish Mehta, who provided a scoop Tuesday:

The Daily News has learned that embattled 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco after a forgettable 2015 that included on-field struggles that resulted in a benching midway through the season and a coaching change after it. The Jets are his preferred destination, according to sources.

Mehta didn’t explain why Kaepernick, who grew up in Wisconsin and played at Nevada before being drafted by the 49ers in 2011, wants to play for the Jets. However, he wrote that Gang Green executives are “aware of Kaepernick’s desire to play for them” and “are intrigued.”

There are several potential obstacles to this scenario coming to pass, one being that the Jets already have a quarterback they very much want to bring back in Ryan Fitzpatrick. Brought in on a one-year deal to compete with Geno Smith for the starting job in New York, Fitzpatrick won it by default (remember the IK Enemkpali episode?), then proceeded to set a club record with 31 touchdown passes while leading the team to 10 wins and the doorstep of the playoffs.

However, Fitzpatrick is 33, five years older than Kaepernick, so he doesn’t figure to be the Jets’ long-term answer, even if the team is sold on his ability. In addition, while Fitzpatrick has never played in the postseason, Kaepernick took the 49ers to a conference championship and a Super Bowl, demonstrating immense upside along the way.

Another issue is Kaepernick’s contract, a seven-year, $126.97 million deal signed before the 2014 season. He would likely have to re-negotiate those terms as part of any agreement for another team to acquire him, or the Jets — and the rest of the league — could wait to see if the 49ers simply release him.

It had been widely speculated that Kelly’s arrival in San Francisco was one of the best things that could have happened for Kaepernick’s suddenly floundering career. Kelly is still considered an offensive innovator who runs a spread-option attack that would seem to suit the quarterback’s strengths. In January, Kelly called Kaepernick “an extremely talented football player,” but he also said he was “impressed” with Blaine Gabbert, who took over after Kaepernick was benched and started the final eight games of the season.

In addition to possibly re-signing Fitzpatrick, the Jets have a project at quarterback in Bryce Petty, whom they drafted out of Baylor last season. The much-maligned Smith is also still around, at least for the time being. But for a team that hasn’t so much as played in the Super Bowl since shocking the Colts in 1969, Kaepernick offers the chance of a reward that could be well worth the risk of investing in him.