Kaepernick an option for Seahawks backup QB, Pete Carroll says


Disparate reports last week circulated that Kaepernick had either received interest from three teams or that precisely none have sought an interview with him. The Seahawks are interested in him as a backup to Russell Wilson (in case that was not clear!).

"We're looking at everybody". However, many believe Kaepernick is being blackballed due to his national anthem protest last season and because he's been outspoken about social injustice. "We've been tracking everything that's going on, and we've got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we're still trying to make sure that we manage properly. He was over the center a lot, and he doesn't look like that kind of player in our system to us", Carroll said.

"We're looking at everybody". Meanwhile Colin's former 49ers team finished the season with a record of 2-14 but Kaepernick was able to have a QBR of 90.7 while throwing 16 touchdowns during his 11 starts. Kaepernick has the same style of play as Russell Wilson, which consists of being mobile inside the pocket and not being afraid to tuck the ball and run when the pocket collapses.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said second-round pick Malik McDowell will play some defensive end. Obviously he's going to be in a backup role at this point.

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"There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year", Sherman said.

Kaepernick, 29, has remained unemployed despite a career resume that's much better than several quarterbacks who have been signed this offseason.

Boykin is the only backup quarterback on Seattle's roster that has attempted a pass in a regular-season game. Boykin was arrested back in March for public intoxication and possession of marijuana, and the violated his probation just a few days later.

Could you find it in your heart to cheer for Colin Kaepernick, Seahawks fans?