Skip to content

Report: Seahawks not expected to sign Colin Kaepernick

Getty Images

The one and only team that has expressed interest in Colin Kaepernick appears unlikely to sign him.

Pat Kirwan of SiriusXM NFL Radio said today that he doesn’t expect the Seahawks to sign Kaepernick. That’s particularly noteworthy because Kirwan has a long and close relationship with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, dating to their time together when Carroll was defensive coordinator and then head coach of the Jets from 1990 to 1994. Kirwan didn’t say Carroll was the source of his belief that Kaepernick won’t be a Seahawk, but it seems unlikely that Kirwan would have bad information about the team his old friend coaches.

That raises the question: If Kaepernick can’t get a job in Seattle, where can he get a job? So far, other teams have shown no interest, ostensibly because they think he’s not a good fit in their offense but likely also because they have a problem with his decision to kneel for the national anthem last year.

Kaepernick may have to sit and wait and see if some quarterback gets hurt in training camp or the preseason, and a team becomes desperate enough to improve at football’s most important position that it decides to put aside objections to his political stances. It’s unfortunate for Kaepernick that it’s come to that, but his options appear to be severely limited.

Permalink 91 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Rumor Mill, Seattle Seahawks, Top Stories
91 Responses to “Report: Seahawks not expected to sign Colin Kaepernick”
  1. MichaelEdits says: May 30, 2017 7:11 PM

    He’s got the skills to replace Russell Wilson. We can’t have that.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 30, 2017 7:13 PM

    If I was Squid I’d sue the person who took that picture of him for defamation or something.

  3. offthelows says: May 30, 2017 7:14 PM

    Could be about money. For Kap, it makes more sense to wait to see if a starter gets badly injured like Teddy last year and a team suddenly becomes desperate and might pay more, kneeling QB or not. Otherwise he’d have to sign for about the minimum in Seattle.

  4. jshawaii22 says: May 30, 2017 7:14 PM

    Just maybe it’s not about the “National Kneel Down” and maybe it’s about the lack of cap space and the Seahawks wanting him to play for the Veterans’ minimum when Kap wants 3-5+ million and a chance to start.

  5. theright0pinion says: May 30, 2017 7:15 PM

    So if Kaepernick can’t get a job in the northwest Liberal utopia of San Francisco and Seattle then it looks like he’s out of options.

  6. prospero63 says: May 30, 2017 7:15 PM

    maybe he should play baseball

  7. selliott504 says: May 30, 2017 7:18 PM

    With politics impacting so many different facets of daily life, teams and fans obviously want to keep it out of sports. Can’t really blame them.

  8. chieftaindawg says: May 30, 2017 7:19 PM

    Wow. You really are trying to get this guy a job PFT

  9. pamperpro says: May 30, 2017 7:20 PM

    Hopefully no one signs this turd.

  10. dragonfly99 says: May 30, 2017 7:23 PM

    Shocking ! He should try the CFL where they don’t raise the American flag or play the USA national anthem.

  11. dylannelson7575 says: May 30, 2017 7:24 PM

    Why is it “unfortunate”? He made the decision not to kneel during the anthem. He made the decision to wear cops-as-pigs socks. He made the decision to wear a Fidel Castro T-Shirt. We are taught as kids that there are consequences to our actions. This would be exactly what our parents were talking about.

  12. jayniner says: May 30, 2017 7:30 PM

    dylannelson7575 says:
    May 30, 2017 7:24 PM

    Why is it “unfortunate”? He made the decision not to kneel during the anthem. He made the decision to wear cops-as-pigs socks. He made the decision to wear a Fidel Castro T-Shirt. We are taught as kids that there are consequences to our actions. This would be exactly what our parents were talking about.

    ——————————————

    Well said and a perfect summary. No more comments needed.

  13. bmacwillconn says: May 30, 2017 7:35 PM

    Great news!

  14. toneman1234 says: May 30, 2017 7:36 PM

    The traitorous piece of garbage should not even be given a job cleaning out septic tanks by hand – much less being paid a fortune to play in the NFL.

  15. brutus3413 says: May 30, 2017 7:36 PM

    Should we be lighting candles or something?

  16. Wonka22 says: May 30, 2017 7:37 PM

    He’s an idiot. He loves him some BLM movement, even though their own members are mostly the cause for many criminal acts that lead to them getting arrested by the police. I guess that’s acceptable to him though?

  17. tdskinz says: May 30, 2017 7:38 PM

    Awful lot of chatter about a backup QB.

  18. badmoonrison says: May 30, 2017 7:38 PM

    Popeyes Chicken is hiring

  19. thetooloftools says: May 30, 2017 7:40 PM

    Somebody had to work him out and the Hawks drew the short straw. They probably heard his contract demands and laughed in his face.

  20. crappygovernment says: May 30, 2017 7:40 PM

    Now Kap and George Soros fans know how Tebow fans feel!

  21. f1restarter says: May 30, 2017 7:40 PM

    Perhaps Iran has a team that needs a quarterback. They have about as much respect for the American flag as Kaepernick, and fan backlash probably won’t be a problem. Seems like a good fit.

  22. flavordave says: May 30, 2017 7:40 PM

    Good. As a newly recognized 13 th fan( a fan that’s not a Seahawks fan but rather a fan of the Seahawks not signing this racist jerk kind of fan) I whole heartedly approve.

  23. socalseahawker says: May 30, 2017 7:43 PM

    Kaep not having a job right now is 100% about $$$. Period end of story.

  24. Drunk Uncle says: May 30, 2017 7:43 PM

    NFC West Standings 2017
    1. Cardinals: Improving!
    2. Seapigs: Getting worse each year.
    3. 49ers: Improving!
    4. Rams: Improving? Nah.

  25. pftcancer says: May 30, 2017 7:47 PM

    Like a few have said, you pay for you actions. I personally don’t care for Kaepernick after his shenanigans. I thought he as great as an option quarterback in his first season or two. Then he started falling apart. Teams learned how to stifle him. Now, he’s just not a top notch quarterback.

    Being unbiased so as to be fair, I’m not surprised he hasn’t been signed yet. It will happen, but not until his ego takes a backseat. I’m coming to terms with the fact that I have personally fought to preserve Kaepernick’s right to freedom of speech and have been doing my best to ignore what I don’t agree with. But he may need to agree to a smaller “prove it” contract. At this point, I do not believe that he has been made a martyr. I think owners and general managers are hesitant to bring the circus to town given the asking price.

  26. jam11163 says: May 30, 2017 7:48 PM

    Take a knee young man.

  27. blah773 says: May 30, 2017 7:50 PM

    (price is right losing horn)

  28. rugolin says: May 30, 2017 7:52 PM

    Kaepernick should speed dial Chris Jones in Regina as the Saskatchewan Roughriders have opened their preseason training camp this week. He tried to sign Micheal Vick but could only get Vince Young. I am sure that he would love to have Colin in Green and White in his brand new football stadium. If he really loved football he would play in the middle of the Canadian prairie thousands of miles from any celebrity industrial complex machine. The problem he has no passion for the game but just loves being a reality show celebrity where he uses the NFL media for his own tv show. Can’t do that in Canada.

  29. punkrock21 says: May 30, 2017 7:54 PM

    CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES C’MON!!

  30. deuce22222 says: May 30, 2017 7:54 PM

    Looks like the clock is ticking alright…… on Kaepernick’s career…..

  31. lightninglucci says: May 30, 2017 7:55 PM

    @chieftaindawg

    “Wow. You really are trying to get this guy a job PFT”

    So true.

    Unfortunately, all these stories are probably doing more damage than good for Kap. If there are THIS many stories when he’s not signed, just imagine how many more stories/questions there will be when he is.

    Teams don’t want this kind of attention.

  32. mcwest1 says: May 30, 2017 7:58 PM

    Me thinks PFT is trying harder to land a job for Kaepernick than Kaepernick and his agent are trying to find a job for Kaepernick.

    Maybe Kaepernick should be reaching out to teams. Sitting back and waiting for teams to reach out to him gives the impression that he has little interest in continuing his football career.

  33. bleedingfacemask says: May 30, 2017 8:00 PM

    And to think that he would have been making 14 million dollars this year with the niners if he hadn’t, you know, quit…

  34. matt2calvin says: May 30, 2017 8:03 PM

    That raises the question: If Kaepernick can’t get a job in Seattle, where can he get a job?

    McDonalds?

  35. ayokel21 says: May 30, 2017 8:06 PM

    It’s still early. We’ll see what happens after the first camp injury.

  36. bowenfootdoc2013 says: May 30, 2017 8:12 PM

    Maybe some flag company will hire him to sell American Flags? Check it out. Kurt Warner arose from the dead from
    grocery store clerk!

  37. deneb1973 says: May 30, 2017 8:12 PM

    Kaepernick has not spoken publically about his desire to play or his commitment to his craft – both issues that dogged him for years. Perhaps … just perhaps his desire to play and dedication to football is not what the media assumes. Perhaps he is posturing himself for martyrdom while not really wanting to play football. Until he makes it clear that he desperately wants to play this is all about assumptions. The lack of Seahawk interest may be about money but it may also be about his desire to play and take coaching.

  38. bert1913 says: May 30, 2017 8:13 PM

    don’t blame politics, blame lack of skill

  39. thenewguy12 says: May 30, 2017 8:13 PM

    “He’s got the skills to replace Russell Wilson.”

    Even 49ers fans think this comment is absurd. Wilson is a legit top NFL QB, Kaepernick is a fad that passed years ago. Now he is just a second rate Michael Vick.

  40. dawoger says: May 30, 2017 8:17 PM

    The PC media would like Kaep to sign with a CFL team. They want him in the NFL where they can milk the narrative of him being victimized by the white man.

  41. 4512dawg4512 says: May 30, 2017 8:22 PM

    Why would they? Amazing to see someone crush their own career so quickly, but oh well. There’s always the CFL, no reason to sit through their national anthem

  42. steelerfan63 says: May 30, 2017 8:29 PM

    It was his decision to be a leader to all the America haters in this country. Now he is reaping what he sowed. Bye Bye Colon.

  43. nitzie says: May 30, 2017 8:35 PM

    Kap has the right to wear pig socks and kneel down. Any team has the right to sign him. Fans have the right to keep their hard earned money in their pockets. Everyone has rights.

  44. RandyinRoxbury says: May 30, 2017 8:38 PM

    Time to join Raul Castro’s cabinet hombre.

  45. Frank Malloy says: May 30, 2017 8:42 PM

    Now he knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of “taking a knee”.

    Works both ways, boss.

  46. avengers2014 says: May 30, 2017 8:43 PM

    How ridiculous all these Kaepernick articles are.

    Has a bigger fuss been made about a sub par player?

    As has been pointed out time and time again, Kaepernick is simply not a good enough player given the baggage he brings. Im sure if he was a great player, someone would take a flyer. But given his talents, it just isn’t worth it.

    This is all on Kaepernick. He chose to sit (he only kneeled after the backlash) during the national anthem. That is 100% his right. No one is throwing him in jail.

    It is also 100% every teams right to pass on him.

  47. Randall_G says: May 30, 2017 8:44 PM

    Sometimes it is worth taking a reported rumor from this site with a hefty grain of salt, but if this one proves true, I stand to gain four beers off a Krapernick supporter that yesterday swore up and down that Seattle had actually signed him.

    It will be Yuengling Lager draft.

  48. pastabelly says: May 30, 2017 8:47 PM

    MichaelEdits says:
    May 30, 2017 7:11 PM
    He’s got the skills to replace Russell Wilson. We can’t have that.
    =================================
    Just remember that nobody is better than Jay Cutler.

  49. Liberalsruineverything says: May 30, 2017 8:51 PM

    theright0pinion says:
    May 30, 2017 7:15 PM
    So if Kaepernick can’t get a job in the northwest Liberal utopia of San Francisco and Seattle then it looks like he’s out of options.
    ————–

    Nailed it!!

  50. duffelbagsports says: May 30, 2017 8:54 PM

    Commissioner: Can someone at least talk to this guy so we can kill the bad press?

    Seattle: We’ll do it!

    You mess with the bull you get the horns.

  51. geefan1 says: May 30, 2017 8:55 PM

    Kaepernick may have to sit and wait and see if some quarterback gets hurt in training camp or the preseason, and a team becomes desperate enough to improve at football’s most important position that it decides to put aside objections to his political stances
    ——-

    I’m not sure what any of that has to do with not being good enough to invest in as a starter and not having a style a play that fits as a backup for most teams’ systems…

  52. jag1959 says: May 30, 2017 8:56 PM

    “So far, other teams have shown no interest, ostensibly because they think he’s not a good fit in their offense but likely also because they have a problem with his decision to kneel for the national anthem last year.”

    Or just maybe they are concerned with their paying customers having a problem with signing him. Does anyone believe it’s only because he took a knee in protest for a cause? Kaepernick wasn’t the only one that took a knee but he was the only one of them that talked about oppression in the U.S. garbed in a Castro shirt, wore pig socks while calling for a ‘meaningful dialogue’ and decried the need for change while not bothering to vote on a ballot that had significant social reform questions on it. He did his cause infinitely more harm than good by associating it with being unpatriotic, hypocritical and woefully ill informed. Serious issues call for serious people. Kaepernick is the worst sort of dilettante, one that does harm preaching from their own ignorance. As an American I have to accept the right of others to express themselves even when I don’t care for their method of expression. But there is nothing in our constitution that says a hypocritical fool is entitled to a job or that the rest of us are required to suffer him gladly.

    Kaepernick’s career as a starter in the NFL wasn’t martyred by whitey at the altar of racism, he murdered it himself at the church of stupidity.

  53. mongo3401 says: May 30, 2017 9:20 PM

    Regardless if someone gets injured. The book is closed on Coli Kaepernick. No team in the NFL will sign him, ever

  54. tindeaux says: May 30, 2017 9:25 PM

    this is awesome!!!

  55. silentcount says: May 30, 2017 9:36 PM

    The only place Kapernick will ever play again is Canada where they don’t even play our National Anthem. Can we now end the stories about the guy who dug his own grave?

  56. legitnflfan9543 says: May 30, 2017 9:56 PM

    Just what the simple-minded dolts in the comment section wanted. They no longer need to worry about fleeing to their safe space over Kaep’s anthem kneeling antics. Pitiful. You may now proceed with your downvotes and groupthink in the comments, but I think deep down you know I have a point. Then again after reading some of the drivel you people put out you may actually be that dense.

  57. pantherpro says: May 30, 2017 10:11 PM

    Too many Trump like owners in NFL! You can beat a woman but you cant stand up for what you believe. I am done with the NFL and its slave mentality.

  58. manderson4150 says: May 30, 2017 10:14 PM

    What’s Florio going to do now…..

  59. hillarystandswhenshepees says: May 30, 2017 10:22 PM

    Mike Florio will cry himself to sleep tonight.

  60. fantasychamp7time says: May 30, 2017 10:25 PM

    This horse has been beaten so many times it’s unrecognizable!

  61. joshgordonsbong says: May 30, 2017 10:37 PM

    Great…..welcome to 9 more articles a day/……………..

  62. illmatic8582 says: May 30, 2017 10:46 PM

    At this point it might serve kaepernick better to not sign. Then in 10 years or so he will be remembered as a hero, maybe have a school named after him and run for president. Stranger things have happened

  63. painsyndicate says: May 30, 2017 11:03 PM

    No room for liberals in the new world. Sorry, that is what you keep hoping to hear so hear it here.

    True Americans are smiling right now.

  64. everyoneinthisroomisnowdumber says: May 30, 2017 11:09 PM

    They don’t have the Kap space.

  65. saltineamerican says: May 30, 2017 11:18 PM

    Kap was a one season wonder who is on the back nine of his very limited skill set.

    Defenses have him figured out and most coaches have done a great job at engineering schemes that are designed to take away what he does best. When he has to rely on his arm, he just isn’t very good.

    It’s a passing league. A guy with legs (who isn’t as explosive or fast as he used to be) is just not that desirable anymore.

  66. alphafantasyfootball says: May 30, 2017 11:34 PM

    There’s just no team that needs a back up who can’t read a defense, run an existing offense and now can’t even run like he used to. Besides his political stuff he’s also made it obvious that NFL is not his top priority.

  67. veloman75 says: May 30, 2017 11:41 PM

    Maybe coaches do not want to have press conferences to discuss their back up QB. When Tebow became the 3rd string QB (or 2nd string fullback) for the Jets, that is all the media talked about. The media is destroying any chance Kaepernick has to hold a clipboard.

  68. Robert says: May 30, 2017 11:52 PM

    You will bend the knee sooner or later.

    OH Canada!

  69. collectordude says: May 30, 2017 11:56 PM

    Well, looks like the Seahawks are smart after all.

  70. alonestartexan says: May 31, 2017 12:10 AM

    Why is it unfortunate?

    He had the right to do what he did and they have the right to not employ him for his actions.

    Welcome to America.

  71. kpinsea says: May 31, 2017 12:17 AM

    Thank god, the last thing we need in the locker room is this posturing knucklehead, the anti-Wilson.

    Which is how I felt about him long before he got all that spare time as a benchwarmer and decided to think about social action, which I really have no beef with.

  72. irimz says: May 31, 2017 1:13 AM

    Good Lord, I guess I’m forced to say this in every Colin Thread. For the 5,823,420th time – Kap took a knee on the national anthem, and now the NFL, GMs and fans are taking a knee on him.

  73. favrelous says: May 31, 2017 3:27 AM

    Kap is a really bad one dimensional qb. Similar to Tebow. But, people like Tebow.

  74. bigoldred says: May 31, 2017 5:29 AM

    With a hat like that, he should get a job in no time.

  75. kepickle says: May 31, 2017 6:29 AM

    If I was a GM or a head coach this guy would not even be on the availability list I would sign Tim Tebow or a Armanti Edwards and let them play quarterback before I’d sign this pathetic excuse

  76. hodag54501 says: May 31, 2017 8:10 AM

    The CFL wouldn’t be a bad option, all kidding aside. In that league, chucking the ball is a given and the world can see if he can still do that.

    One thing that is rarely talked about is CK wasn’t very good in his last stint as QB. If your going to have a backup that stinks, it’s better to have one that doesn’t have baggage.

  77. bubba703 says: May 31, 2017 8:39 AM

    Kaep has just learned a tough lesson that the first amendment guarantees free speech, but not necessarily the consequences. A team that develops QB injuries might still take him, but PFT’s too many articles about him is not helping him.

  78. MeSoProudy says: May 31, 2017 8:43 AM

    Will this the reign of terror from Kaep articles on PFT? My guess is no

  79. mauijim805 says: May 31, 2017 8:46 AM

    That girlfriend if his must have some great poon-tang,absolutely ruined this guy….

  80. nhpats says: May 31, 2017 9:20 AM

    is PFT planning of creating articles for all of the other players that Seattle is NOT planning on signing?

  81. daddeeo says: May 31, 2017 9:29 AM

    Welcome to the used car sales lot…

  82. meleliko says: May 31, 2017 10:00 AM

    Do politics on your own time and location, not on company time and work location. My view is anyone who used my facilities and time to political protest, would be released. Anyone who disagrees should try it with their own job and see what happens. What they do on their own time at their own place is up to them.

  83. Fog says: May 31, 2017 10:19 AM

    If any of you really think he should be given a job at this time then sign give him one yourself.

    What? You don’t have any needs that he would fit well enough to be appropriate for the money?

    Well there ya go!

  84. RegisHawk says: May 31, 2017 11:46 AM

    NFC West Standings 2017
    1. Seahawks: Still dominant.
    2. Rams: Well, somebody’s got to be 2nd.
    3. 49ers: “Maybe if we hire some more consultants…”
    4. Cardinals: Fat Brucey’s the one under the bus this time.

  85. 70chip says: May 31, 2017 12:55 PM

    Had Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to bring attention to VA hospital mismanagement or the opioid epidemic, he’d be applauded and probably employed…

  86. rugolin says: May 31, 2017 2:32 PM

    “Had Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to bring attention to VA hospital mismanagement or the opioid epidemic, he’d be applauded and probably employed…”

    Sort of like the way Tim Tebow,RG3 and Jay Cutler would have been employed if they did the same thing.

  87. dreadnok89 says: May 31, 2017 3:35 PM

    Awwww, when other people express their opinons its no fun

  88. twoteamsforlosangeles says: May 31, 2017 4:27 PM

    There aren’t 64 better quarterbacks in the NFL…but there are more than 64 that doesn’t have Kaep’s baggage.

  89. ibillwt says: May 31, 2017 5:38 PM

    Dungy told the truth. If he was good enough he’d be signed already as a starter. Look at Rothlisberger, Manning, and Winston; what they did to women was as low life as it gets compared to Kap. but they had more talent.

  90. dsheik says: Jun 1, 2017 8:19 PM

    He’ll eventually sign somewhere as a backup, 3rd string, during training camp as a camp arm once some QB goes down to injury.

    It will be for much less than he wants and the team will have minimal risk in cutting him if he decides to draw unwanted attention to himself again. It comes down to talent folks.

    Remember, he was beat out by Blaine Gabbert. So his starting days were coming to an end before all the nonsense started.

  91. txpatriot says: Jun 2, 2017 8:48 AM

    The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but it doesn’t guarantee freedom from consequences.

    Kap exercised his free speech rights, and now the owners are exercising their First Amendment right to freedom of association (which includes the right to NOT associate)!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!