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Seahawks reached out to Colin Kaepernick’s agent on Friday

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Colin Kaepernick is getting interest from an NFL team for the first time this offseason.

After Kaepernick said on Thursday night that he and his agent have not talked to any teams, the Seahawks reached out on Friday. According to Mike Silver of NFL Media, Seahawks G.M. John Schneider contacted Kaepernick’s agent on Friday to express the Seahawks’ interest in signing Kaepernick as a backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson.

There’s no word on whether any contract terms were discussed, nor has Kaepernick said whether he’d sign a minimum-salary contract to work as a backup, or whether he wants more than that.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that the Seahawks are considering both Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III as backups to Wilson, but Carroll didn’t mention that Schneider had actually talked to Kaepernick’s agent.

The Seahawks may be losing confidence in backup quarterback Trevone Boykin after he was arrested twice this offseason, and they don’t have any experienced quarterbacks beyond Boykin. So Seattle’s is a roster Kaepernick would have a good chance of making.

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46 Responses to “Seahawks reached out to Colin Kaepernick’s agent on Friday”
  1. Biscuits and Gravy says: May 16, 2017 5:54 AM

    Good, he deserves a chance, it’s just a piece or cloth people

  2. bigmark67 says: May 16, 2017 6:00 AM

    Probably about the best place for him. Seattle is as liberal a city as san Francisco and the Seahawks bought into what Kap was doing with his “protest”. He also fits their offense.

  3. moodyponders says: May 16, 2017 6:07 AM

    Wow. Kap and RGIII. Seattle must really be losing faith in Russell. Then again, Russ is #6 in the ranks at 85.9. (TB12 is #1@96.4 for all u haters. Just saying) Quarterbacks like these three have short shelf lives, like running backs. Wouldn’t be surprised if they signed both of them since they are both bargain basement stock. It will be fun to watch if that happens.

  4. montrealraider says: May 16, 2017 6:45 AM

    Good fit all around I hope it gets done.

  5. sandersmarcus10 says: May 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    Unless he and his agent change what there asking for then I’d go with RGIII because he might take the lesser amount to be on a team to where there is no pressure on him.

  6. murraysons says: May 16, 2017 7:13 AM

    Cheap PR move after the domestic violence twitter thing from last week.

  7. crush22 says: May 16, 2017 7:13 AM

    Of course they did.
    He’ll fit right in with the “12s”.

  8. paleandpasty says: May 16, 2017 7:17 AM

    Unless they didn’t

  9. niners816 says: May 16, 2017 7:20 AM

    Loser player and a loser franchise. Perfect fit.

  10. jimbo75025 says: May 16, 2017 7:31 AM

    Just another reason that fans of 31 other teams will have to laugh at the Seahags when they lose.

  11. I Understand The Catch Rule says: May 16, 2017 7:41 AM

    This obsession of why Colin Kaepernick isn’t on an NFL roster is so far beyond me.

  12. skoobyfl says: May 16, 2017 7:43 AM

    So they go to the tank after their guy goes into the tank (twice), logic ?

  13. jsuch2 says: May 16, 2017 7:44 AM

    Sign him, Trevone is going to get suspended for 4 games.

  14. tonebones says: May 16, 2017 7:45 AM

    I think we all agree that the QB is the most important guy on the football team. Too often, because of injury, we find out that the backup QB is the second most important position on the team. When you have the opportunity to acquire a QB who’s good on the field and popular in the locker room, you have to look into it. Kaepernick did something that doesn’t sit well with the far right, but Seattle is a little more progressive. The 49ers players voted him the winner of the Len Eshmont award, which is given annually to the player who exemplifies inspiration and courageous play, so his teammates absolutely love him. The NFL also broke their record for revenue last year, so if Kap’s actions had anything to do with the fans, he’s good there too.

  15. omeimontis says: May 16, 2017 7:55 AM

    this may stimulate some other teams to finally show interest.

  16. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: May 16, 2017 7:56 AM

    Squee!

  17. kcchefs58 says: May 16, 2017 7:59 AM

    The most overblown peaceful protest I’ve ever heard of.

  18. youradarnfoo says: May 16, 2017 8:02 AM

    no team will sign him till the season begins. unless they want the circus following them around all through camp. and that’s if he even gets signed

  19. kevinlawrencecantor says: May 16, 2017 8:28 AM

    I’d take RG3 over Kaepernick any day.

    Griffin has the potential to have some big games if he can get behind a good offensive line and be part of a good structure. He’s never going to be a starter again, but if Wilson had to miss a game, he can go out and win one.

    Kaepernick is a medium risk, low reward player. He may have a solid 2 TD, 0 INT, 230 yard game every now and then, but the league figured him out and he doesn’t have any arm strength or mobility any more. He’s not going to be able to win a shootout.

  20. outlaw53 says: May 16, 2017 8:43 AM

    Seattle may be the only market viable for a “social justice warrior” like Kaep. Any other fan base would picket training camp if he was participating.

  21. streetyson says: May 16, 2017 8:43 AM

    Makes some sense. You need a different team-build around a scrambler, but they take more risks of serious injury, and as they lose just a single step with age their career is over – and your team isn’t just done for the season but needs a major rebuild. It works great at college, but the money and time needed to build a pro team means you’re chance of success is much greater with a pocket QB.

    And even if you can avoid the potential shortcomings by having more scramblers as backups, scramblers offenses are still somewhat 2-dimensional, based more around their athleticism and reacting on the fly than it is about smarts and game-planning or adjusting to different opponents. Of course it can work, but once opponents have you figured your continued chances get much slimmer, and your avenues of adjustment are fewer. Good luck with that.

  22. thetooloftools says: May 16, 2017 8:44 AM

    Unless this man is willing to take a huge “haircut” on his salary, he isn’t going to be on anyone’s roster. He may need to do a Pryor and take a one year “let me show you” deal.

  23. collectordude says: May 16, 2017 8:49 AM

    Sign him Seahawks, go ahead.
    You’ll be sorry.

  24. my_old_name_was_offensive says: May 16, 2017 8:49 AM

    Seahawks reached out to Colin Kaepernick’s agent on Friday

    … unless they didn’t

  25. arzcardinals says: May 16, 2017 9:14 AM

    Cardinals fan here
    AhahahahahahahHahHha!!!!!!
    Made my day! What’s next Jonny football?

  26. saltineamerican says: May 16, 2017 9:21 AM

    tonebones says:
    May 16, 2017 7:45 AM
    I think we all agree that the QB is the most important guy on the football team. Too often, because of injury, we find out that the backup QB is the second most important position on the team. When you have the opportunity to acquire a QB who’s good on the field and popular in the locker room, you have to look into it. Kaepernick did something that doesn’t sit well with the far right, but Seattle is a little more progressive. The 49ers players voted him the winner of the Len Eshmont award, which is given annually to the player who exemplifies inspiration and courageous play, so his teammates absolutely love him. The NFL also broke their record for revenue last year, so if Kap’s actions had anything to do with the fans, he’s good there too.

    —————————————-

    The only thing Saint Kapernick didn’t do was win ball games. Sounds like a win-win for everyone.

  27. charger383 says: May 16, 2017 9:33 AM

    NFL ratings will suffer

  28. dylannelson7575 says: May 16, 2017 9:34 AM

    moodyponders says:
    May 16, 2017 6:07 AM
    Wow. Kap and RGIII. Seattle must really be losing faith in Russell. Then again, Russ is #6 in the ranks at 85.9. (TB12 is #1@96.4 for all u haters. Just saying) Quarterbacks like these three have short shelf lives, like running backs. Wouldn’t be surprised if they signed both of them since they are both bargain basement stock. It will be fun to watch if that happens.

    ——————————————————————–

    They’re looking for a BACK-UP – not a replacement for Wilson.

  29. junkmtb says: May 16, 2017 9:34 AM

    Good as well hope he gets signed!!

  30. balt88 says: May 16, 2017 9:35 AM

    Smart move to torque off law enforcement Seattle.

    The last thing Seattle needs is for law enforcement to have a reason to leak information or not be sympathetic to their cause….

  31. packymalley says: May 16, 2017 9:42 AM

    I wish we had him in Cleveland! Minnesota would be a good fit too!

  32. Peter Piper's picks says: May 16, 2017 9:52 AM

    tonebones says:
    May 16, 2017 7:45 AM
    I think we all agree that the QB is the most important guy on the football team. Too often, because of injury, we find out that the backup QB is the second most important position on the team. When you have the opportunity to acquire a QB who’s good on the field and popular in the locker room, you have to look into it. Kaepernick did something that doesn’t sit well with the far right, but Seattle is a little more progressive. The 49ers players voted him the winner of the Len Eshmont award, which is given annually to the player who exemplifies inspiration and courageous play, so his teammates absolutely love him. The NFL also broke their record for revenue last year, so if Kap’s actions had anything to do with the fans, he’s good there too.

    ————————-
    Its just as silly to think Kaep should be favored as a football player because of his protest as it is to say teams should pass on him no matter what their need. His supporters are failing to make this a football question just as much as the guys calling for a banning. Kaep is a mediocre QB that can still fill a gap somewhere once teams have a better picture of what they have. He is not worth paying for anything greater than that limited capacity. Anyone saying he is a good football player is kidding themselves to feed their political narratives. We all saw the game film, the guy gets messed up easily unless its a plain vanilla garbage time defense. It makes him hesitent and mistake prone. Thats the bottom line that matters more than the very occasional highlight play most of which took place in the aforementioned garbage time. He should get a job before the season starts, but as a mediocre backup for mediocre backup money. (And Ill still watch the team that signs him no problem)

  33. snowdood163 says: May 16, 2017 9:54 AM

    How bad of a mess are you as an NFL player when RGIII is considered as less of a distraction than you?

  34. kamthechancellor says: May 16, 2017 10:23 AM

    Cardinals fans laughing after signing Gabbert? Ah…the irony.

  35. bayousooner90 says: May 16, 2017 10:34 AM

    Why so much attention for an average qb, that had one good part of a season?

  36. GenXJ says: May 16, 2017 10:41 AM

    Chip Kelly wants an explanation.

  37. jmc8888 says: May 16, 2017 11:16 AM

    kamthechancellor says:
    May 16, 2017 10:23 AM

    Cardinals fans laughing after signing Gabbert? Ah…the irony.
    ————-

    Yeah, he played better the Kaep, and has a brighter future in the NFL.

    Plus, remember the team that solidified his fall? It was US, with Honey Badger pick sixing him, and him throwing 4 INT’S a high schooler shouldn’t of thrown.

    What’s funny is, after not upgrading that line, it’s highly likely that whoever is backup will play this year.

    That next MCL sprain will likely be a full on tear. The small tear ‘sprain’ doesn’t heal stronger.

  38. j huber says: May 16, 2017 12:09 PM

    Kap played pretty good for Jim Harbaugh, when both were with 49ers. Many NFL coaches don’t fully understand what it takes to train a QB. Sounds like a good plan to me, if money works.

    RG3 is really not an option. He has experience, but still lacks many QB001 skills after several years in NFL.

  39. atahualpaoxford says: May 16, 2017 1:01 PM

    Does he have to buy his own clipboard, or they’ll give him one…???

  40. tindeaux says: May 16, 2017 2:03 PM

    c’mon man. let the guy kneel. he needs a rest

  41. santamoss says: May 16, 2017 2:27 PM

    Kaep would not stand to be a backup. See what I did there?

  42. tonebones says: May 16, 2017 2:28 PM

    Pete Carroll does not consider himself an inferior coach to Jim Harbaugh. Kaepernick led the 49ers to a super bowl his first season under center, and right back to the NFC championship game his second season. Of course, he had a great coach in Harbaugh, but Carroll is also a good coach. So keeping this comment to strictly football and nothing else, there aren’t many QBs who have had the success winning big football games at a young age than Kaepernick. And we all know QBs get better with experience. The Seahawks are only concerned with winning, so they’re interested in good football players.

  43. senatorblutarsky says: May 16, 2017 4:23 PM

    Seahawks reached out to Colin Kaepernick’s agent on Friday
    ____________________

    And I thought Pete Carroll was a smart guy.

  44. pftpffftttt says: May 16, 2017 4:33 PM

    imagine Russel Wilson works a tiny bit harder knowing that another super bowl starting qb was next man up.

    anything that makes the seahawks better is a win for them and every team they play against.

  45. vashonartist says: May 16, 2017 4:34 PM

    Welcome to Seattle!

  46. duce000 says: May 16, 2017 4:34 PM

    Kaep is such a great guy. It really sucks how in America you can’t stand up for what you believe in unless you do it exactly how the people who don’t want you standing up for certain reasons say you can. I don’t stand for the anthem either. Or believe in this corrupt fake political system. I have family in the military who fully support Kaep. It’s crazy that the ones who don’t say it’s because he’s disrespecting the military but ppl in the military feel differently. Go Kaep GO. You’re an inspiration to us all and the definition of a true American.

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