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Should Seahawks sign Kaepernick?

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The Seahawks have a backup to Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin. Now that Boykin has been arrested, could the Seahawks be looking for another quarterback to serve as Wilson’s understudy?

If they are, there’s one available quarterback who would make a lot of sense — if he’s willing to suspend for a year his desire to be a starter.

Colin Kaepernick, as one source explained it to PFT, has very high regard for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. And we know that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has high regard for Kaepernick; Sherman recently opined that Kaepernick is better than 20 of the current starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

While that may be an exaggeration, the Seahawks have seen first-hand what Kaepernick can do with the right coaching and game planning. If/when Wilson gets injured, Kaepernick would definitely be a better option than Boykin, especially if Boykin’s arrest results in the team moving on from him the same way it moved on from Tarvaris Jackson following an arrest a year ago.

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  1. wib22 says: Mar 27, 2017 12:55 PM

    him and pete the cheat would get along well

  2. ecniner says: Mar 27, 2017 12:56 PM

    Pretty funny… Sherman never had high regard for Kap prior to making his political stand… Kap sucks.. understudy for how many million at this stage of his career??? Not worth the investment…

    And I’m so happy Kap is no longer a Niner!!

  3. juice08 says: Mar 27, 2017 12:57 PM

    Time for all the 45-loving keyboard warriors to tell us that if anyone signs him, they hate America.

    This is not news.

  4. ebr362 says: Mar 27, 2017 12:57 PM

    Let him sit out another year so he can fullfill his social awareness campaign without being distracted by all that money.

  5. weepingjebus says: Mar 27, 2017 12:59 PM

    Given Pete’s historical challenges in knowing whether to call a run or a pass play, it is only logical to sign a QB who can do neither.

  6. trentdilfer08 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:04 PM

    The Hassle > The Talent… Pure & Simple.

  7. stevejjones says: Mar 27, 2017 1:05 PM

    Translation: unlike Tebow, this QB shares the writers politics so he’s advocating for him. Unlike Kap Tebow is a carnivore and thus stronger and healthier. Lots of cognitive dissonance in this article as far as mobile “out spoken” QBs go.

  8. daytontriangles says: Mar 27, 2017 1:06 PM

    It’s nice to know that a quality team like the Capital City Seahawks might be considering giving Kaepernick a shot.

  9. faithful49er707 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:08 PM

    Why not??

    They sign everybody else who played or.coached for us.

    Dobbs, Lockette, Tukuafu, Garrison Smith, Wilhoite, Homgren, Carrol, Jim Mora, ken norton jr, etc, etc

  10. niners816 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:08 PM

    Dude, enough with this. 2 weeks ago the Browns, then the Panthers, now the Seahawks? You used to bash Kaep up and down, and now just because he’s a liberal you act like you’re his agent. Please, stop. Even Kaep isn’t dumb enough to go play for Seattle…or sit.

  11. TheDPR says: Mar 27, 2017 1:10 PM

    I’m pro Kaepernick and even I’m getting tired of these articles. Somebody sign this guy so we can stop hearing about him!!!

  12. nyfootballgiants says: Mar 27, 2017 1:18 PM

    With all of the articles about Kaep, – if he gets a job, you should put in a request for a cut of his agent’s fee….

  13. ebr362 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:19 PM

    TheDPR says:
    Mar 27, 2017 1:10 PM
    I’m pro Kaepernick and even I’m getting tired of these articles. Somebody sign this guy so we can stop hearing about him!!!
    —————————————————————–

    He should sign with the CFL so he can escape the injustice he has suffered in this horrible horrible country……….

  14. redandgoldhitman52 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:20 PM

    Krapernick is trash. All his stats came in the first half of games. He disappears in the 3rd and 4th q. His qbr and td/int are a joke . Most fans just see his stats and think he’s great. Look a little deeper and you’ll see his stats are meaningless 1st and 2nd quarter stats while choking in the 3rd and 4th q. of every game for a rec of 1-11. I’m a niners fan. I watch every game. Don’t let his stats confuse you. He can’t finish a game strong. He always chokes. So glad he’s gone. Overhyped backup

  15. jklecko77hof says: Mar 27, 2017 1:20 PM

    Really, just become his agent already.

  16. patsxsaintsfan says: Mar 27, 2017 1:21 PM

    Say what you want about kaep but he has proven he can play at a high level in this league many times. If you watched the Seahawks vs 49ers NFC championship game in 2014 then you would’ve seen him carry the 49ers offense the entire game. People who keep saying look how bad he was last year are idiots, kaep isn’t Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, he can’t carry a bad team, let alone carry the worst team in the NFL lead by the worst coach in the NFL last year. If he was on the Texans last year they probably would’ve beat the patriots in the playoffs considering Brock threw 3 interceptions that were all in patriots territory. Is kaep a top 10 QB? No. Is he a top 32? Yes.

  17. RegisHawk says: Mar 27, 2017 1:21 PM

    I hear he’s planning to run back and be with his BFF Nutjob in Michigan. Maybe they can get all the old gang back together and relive their glory days of losing big games.

  18. raggard says: Mar 27, 2017 1:24 PM

    Just say No.

  19. charger383 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:26 PM

    If some team doesn’t sign him, I am afraid the might be signed as a writer here

  20. ogawdwhereami says: Mar 27, 2017 1:35 PM

    He does have one thing in common with the Seahawks – losing Superbowls.

    Still better than Gabbert.

  21. schrutebeetfarms says: Mar 27, 2017 1:40 PM

    While I’m excited the Owens in the HOF article 3 times per day has passed, give this Kap thing a rest Florio.

  22. omeimontis says: Mar 27, 2017 1:44 PM

    Too expensive to sign. Some people may think that Kap will settle for a “bargain basement” contract but chances are he won’t. I think there are teams, including the 49ers who would sign him for a few million dollars. The Sea Hogs would probably only offer him a league minimum at best.

  23. maust1013 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:54 PM

    Good fit for Kaepernick, outside of MN there’s not a more reality challenged fan base than the 12’s. He’d fit right in

  24. FinFan68 says: Mar 27, 2017 1:55 PM

    He wants $9-10 million and a chance to start.

    Until he finally gets a clue, why not just stop with the stories about about your favorite sports SJW? Sports fans do not care if he has a job or not. Many of us just don’t want him on their team. Until he gets signed there really is no more story here.

  25. fwippel says: Mar 27, 2017 2:00 PM

    We’ve already had a similar article on Kaepernick for how many other teams? Panthers, Browns, Jets? Are you going to post an article for the rest of the league? Why not give CK his own link on this site? Seriously?

    Kaepernick just isn’t that good. Get over it.

  26. senoreno says: Mar 27, 2017 2:06 PM

    When your loudest guy in the lockerroom skips balls off the dirt on a 10 yd comeback route…yea who’s going to sign him

  27. nhpats says: Mar 27, 2017 2:11 PM

    Kaep would be a good backup but my sense is that he just wants too much money.

  28. rugolin says: Mar 27, 2017 2:12 PM

    I could just see Russel Wilson saying that is just awesome to have someone breathing down his neck to be the starter and trying to steal the spotlight on his on his own team.

  29. pantherpro says: Mar 27, 2017 2:13 PM

    Yes as a Niner fan he is the best backup in football and as much as I hate Seagag fan you are a semi intelligent area who gets it! You would be crazy not to sign him. Kap we had your back until you didn’t vote. Now look at what clown is running our country!

  30. whatjusthapped says: Mar 27, 2017 2:18 PM

    Any team that went years thinking Tarvaris Jackson had the talent to be a back up QB must be lacking in the evaluating department in the first place. Does Kaepernick suck? Yes, big time, but so do many other back up QB’s. Will it come back to bite the Seachickens in the butt? Obviously if their starter can remain healthy, you can have Ryan Leaf as your back up and it wouldn’t matter but if Wilson goes down, there is a huge price to be paid for signing this clown.

  31. huskersrock1 says: Mar 27, 2017 2:22 PM

    Seattle is a great landing spot for him, half the stadium would probably join him in sitting through the national anthem.

  32. scmems07 says: Mar 27, 2017 2:33 PM

    Not unless they want a QB controversy on their hands. What’s going to happen when Wilson goes another 3 games without throwing a TD and the offense looks like crap for more than half the season? Or how about more of those FG contests that they love getting into? If they want to continue to protect their overrated golden boy, they should stay away from Kaep and keep signing QB’s that have no business in the league as the backup.

  33. QB Film Room says: Mar 27, 2017 2:36 PM

    no, darrell bevell will not like Kaps style

  34. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 27, 2017 2:39 PM

    His skill set matches the seahawks attack as backup. Also the panthers as backup. But the panthers have Anderson and Kap Would be a long shot for carolina, politically.

  35. 4gone says: Mar 27, 2017 2:44 PM

    So soon they forget – thanks to “Nano-bubbles” the Seahawks don’t need any back up QB’s.

  36. shaymusvandelay says: Mar 27, 2017 3:31 PM

    No! Next question…

  37. maxkingpin says: Mar 27, 2017 3:37 PM

    No NFL team should sign him.
    Send hi up north to the CFL.
    He might make a decent back-up QB there.

  38. coachwolf49 says: Mar 27, 2017 4:29 PM

    Kap threw for 16 TDS with 4 INTs and had 468 yards rushing after missing the first 5 games. His PR was 90. He can play. Just put him on a decent team. All the haters spread BS about the kid but his teammates voted him the MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER and he’s a leader on the field.

    Plus, despite what the idiots say, he has raised over $1 Million for kids with heart disease over the past decade through his foundation.

    It’s only football. Grow up, children

  39. mutantman87 says: Mar 27, 2017 5:08 PM

    Well, it’s either him or Cutler. Frankly, I’d rather have Kaepernick as a backup than Boykin.

  40. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 27, 2017 8:11 PM

    Boykin is better than Kaepernick, and actually comes with less baggage. Won’t happen.

  41. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 27, 2017 8:12 PM

    weepingjebus says:

    Given Pete’s historical challenges in knowing whether to call a run or a pass play, it is only logical to sign a QB who can do neither.
    —————————————————————–
    Derrel Bevell calls the offensive plays.

  42. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 27, 2017 8:14 PM

    maust1013 says:

    Good fit for Kaepernick, outside of MN there’s not a more reality challenged fan base than the 12’s. He’d fit right in
    ———————————————–
    43-8

  43. Fried Toast says: Mar 27, 2017 9:30 PM

    >”Boykin is better than Kaepernick, and actually comes with less baggage. Won’t happen.”

    Boykin might be going to jail. He’s violated his probation, so it might not matter that Boykin is better than Kaep.

    That being said, the Seahawks would offer close to league minimum and I can’t see Kaep taking that deal.

  44. seals1 says: Mar 27, 2017 10:47 PM

    You think mike would understand the shield is more important than the single player. These owners and gms are looking for the full package. Mike is too hung up and speed and arm,,,,,,,,,,,owners are worried about the shield.

    All I have to say is check Kaps trunk the next time he enters a stadium.

  45. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Mar 28, 2017 7:43 AM

    stevejjones says:
    Mar 27, 2017 1:05 PM
    Translation: unlike Tebow, this QB shares the writers politics so he’s advocating for him. Unlike Kap Tebow is a carnivore and thus stronger and healthier. Lots of cognitive dissonance in this article as far as mobile “out spoken” QBs go.

    Re-translated. I am a believer in t-bo’s religion. I am sure Bill belichick didn’t keep him on the pats because he was a religious person. then chip kelly cut him for the same reason. And I am truly unenlightened as to how so many healthy people live without meat. But i can throw out some cognitive dissonance from psych 1. And how outspoken is someone whose message is drink your milk and kneel after touchdowns? now those atheists won’t let poor timmy play baseball either…..

  46. thegreatmorpheos says: Mar 28, 2017 7:58 AM

    When is the public hanging you have scheduled for Boykin now that you’ve essentially found him guilty and ready to run him out of Seattle?

    If there is one thing we’ve learned these past few years is that the police are beyond reproach and always have our best interests in mind, so Boykin must be guilty or they wouldn’t have arrested him according to this wannabe attorney.

  47. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 28, 2017 4:14 PM

    Inky Squid and ToysRuss together. The long and the short of it.

  48. fishdog2 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:28 PM

    Season ticket holder 16years I’ll burn my tickets on the World Wide Web if that happens. Every one I know would no longer support the Seahawks. I’m a retired disabled Vet and could no watch my Hawks with a USA disrespecting ASS like Kaepernick

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