It’s May 15, 2017, and we have our first word of official contact between Colin Kaepernick’s representatives and a team. After months of anonymous comments about what Kaepernick may or may not want, NFL Network’s Mike Silver is reporting Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider reached out to Kaepernick’s agent last Friday. The Seahawks are interested in him as a backup to Russell Wilson (in case that was not clear!).
It’s been a Seahawks kind of Monday in the Colin Kaepernick market. Early in the morning, MMQB’s Peter King listed ten reasons (well, a couple repeats were included) why the Seahawks make sense as a landing spot. He talked about the Seahawks issues at backup QB, how they are open to “noise” in the locker room, and how Kaepernick might fit in there.
That was followed by Pete Carroll talking about bringing in competition behind Russell Wilson. The radio show host asked Carroll if he would be interested in Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III in such a role. Carroll acknowledged the team was, “looking at everybody.” It was a fairly general response.
There is no further word yet on the situation, but the Seahawks make a lot of sense for Kaepernick. He could wait for a starting option to open up, either through injury, or ineffectiveness for some of the questionable starters out there. But, Seattle would offer some short-term stability after three years that have been a roller-coaster.