Seahawks sign Stephen Morris

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The Seahawks are signing a backup quarterback, one who has presumably agreed to stand for the national anthem.

Seattle has signed quarterback Stephen Morris, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

That news will stoke the controversy regarding the Seahawks’ dealings with Colin Kaepernick, whom they canceled a workout with when he wouldn’t commit to standing for the anthem. Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel for the national anthem, has been out of the NFL for more than a year. Kaepernick is alleging that NFL owners have illegally colluded to keep him out of the league.

Morris arrived in the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2014 and has never appeared in a regular-season game. He obviously lacks the credentials of Kaepernick, whom Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has admitted is good enough to be an NFL starter. But if Morris will stand for the anthem, he won’t bring the negative attention that Kaepernick will bring.

44 responses to “Seahawks sign Stephen Morris

  1. Kaepernick is free to kneel. Owners are free not to sign him because of it. Two way street. Deal with it.

  2. He obviously lacks the credentials of Kaepernick,
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    Kaep threw for 4 yards, was sacked 5 times and was benched for Gabbert against the Bears 3rd stringers. Good for the Seahawks for not bringing in Kaep. You reap what you sow.

  3. As a 12, I don’t have a problem with it if Kaepernick didn’t give his plan on what he was going to do. But then again it could have been a major locker room distraction and the Seahawks are trying to have a unified locker room.

  4. I heard Morris is a real stand up individual.

    Congrats on the laziest joke ever. You win, I guess.

  5. Wow Kaepernick won’t need to play again after this collusion case. All of these quarterbacks getting signed that don’t have 10 % of his resume is only helping his case. He is looking at a multi million dollar settlement.

  6. I don’t think the Morris signing keeps them from still signing Kaepernick. His anthem stance probably will, though.

    It’s a tough situation. The Seahawks have the right to choose not to employ Kaep because he might bring unwanted attention to the team. But, I also see Kaepernick’s point whether or not I agree with it. Even if he weren’t planning to kneel during the anthem, if he agrees not to based on a discussion with a team, then the issue becomes: how much can the NFL owners tell their players to do/not do? (i.e. On this team, you must praise Jesus!)

  7. niners816 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 6:51 am
    He obviously lacks the credentials of Kaepernick,
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    Kaep threw for 4 yards, was sacked 5 times and was benched for Gabbert against the Bears 3rd stringers. Good for the Seahawks for not bringing in Kaep. You reap what you sow.

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    I am no Kaepernick fan but this narrative about the Bears game is getting old. Yes he had a bad game against the Bears, but that SEASON he had a 90.7 rating, and a 3:1 TD:INT ratio. He clearly regressed from his Super Bowl season but that one game doesn’t define him or that season.

    Those stats alone make him better than most of the guys getting backup jobs right now, Bears game aside. The guy also led the Niners to the Super Bowl which far outweighs that. one. game.

    Tom Brady once threw for 50% and 4 picks in a game against the Bills – arguably his worst – but he isn’t judged for 1 game and neither is any other QB. Get over the Bears game.

  8. Kaepernick has nobody to blame but himself. If he didn’t hurt his employers bottom line he would be employed. It’s not collusion if every team sees his employment as detrimental to business. It’s called business sense not collusion.

  9. Let me see if I understand this. Just because one was a starting QB in the past, gives him an absolute right to being guaranteed a job?

  10. I am no Kaepernick fan but this narrative about the Bears game is getting old. Yes he had a bad game against the Bears, but that SEASON he had a 90.7 rating, and a 3:1 TD:INT ratio. He clearly regressed from his Super Bowl season but that one game doesn’t define him or that season.

    Those stats alone make him better than most of the guys getting backup jobs right now, Bears game aside. The guy also led the Niners to the Super Bowl which far outweighs that. one. game.

    Tom Brady once threw for 50% and 4 picks in a game against the Bills – arguably his worst – but he isn’t judged for 1 game and neither is any other QB. Get over the Bears game
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    It does define your season when you get benched for Blaine Gabbert, not once, but twice. And have the worst qb performance ever. Stop apologizing for Kaep. He’s done. Get over it.

  11. @TruFBFan, Kaep went 3-16 in his last 19 games and then got outcompeted for the starting job. He got huffy and voided his highly paid contract a year early and walked away from the 9ers, mistakenly thinking others would want him as a starter.

    Yes he’s good enough to be a backup but would he have taken Morris’ backup job at Skins for $500k? Would he have gone to other football leagues for peanuts like Manziel to show he’s a gamer? No, Kaep is a total footstomping angry child diva who’s never had someone saying no to him before.

    I’m sure some owners/GMs, with an eye on sponsors/fans (whose money the teams rely on) weren’t keen on some of Kaep’s negativity, but they didn’t need to all somehow collude to keep your backup QB out of the league, and anyway other kneelers have gotten contracts.

  12. Anyone who thinks Kaepernick is anything like his first few years in the league hasn’t been paying attention. Colin is skinny as can be now. He is more about being a sjw than winning a sb.

    After finally moving on from the likes of Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman I think that the Seahawks are ready to focus on football and not be the social justice Warriors of the league anymore. Focusing on football was how they got to the Superbowl.

    I think it’s ironic that the Seahawks are taking all this flak about passing on Colin, but the truth is the Seahawks were the ONLY NFL team willing to look at him in the first place and actually give him a chance with an interview.

    Writers attacking the Seahawks for even sniffing around Kaepernick then not signing him will ensure that no other teams will even think about it.

  13. markg5wagon says:
    April 13, 2018 at 7:42 am
    Wow Kaepernick won’t need to play again after this collusion case. All of these quarterbacks getting signed that don’t have 10 % of his resume is only helping his case. He is looking at a multi million dollar settlement.
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    QB signings do absolutely nothing for his case. Kaep’s legal team needs to prove that teams colluded, i.e. conspired, to not sign him. Unless his lawyers have emails, telephone conversations, etc., proving that a conspiracy exists, they have zero case.

  14. Kaep threw for 4 yards, was sacked 5 times and was benched for Gabbert against the Bears 3rd stringers. Good for the Seahawks for not bringing in Kaep. You reap what you sow.

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    I get it, ck is not even an above average passer but this argument is weak. Everyone has a terrible game. I ve seen brees throw for 5 picks multiple times.

  15. meccalambeaufield3 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 8:34 am
    There you go controversy solved. I just picture CK standing at the counter and Schneider yells out “No soup for you” as the Seahawk jersey is ripped from his hand.

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    I just picture Kaepernick running through the Packers defense and embarrassing them right out of the playoffs….oh, wait…that actually happened…nevermind…

  16. I don’t think the owners are too worried about Squid, otherwise they would have given him a spot by now. Trent Baalke is working for the league directly now, and he has the goods on Kaepernick. It’s just noise.

  17. Kaepernick, has been out of the league for a year and he still doesn’t get it. We send kids to college to learn how to function in the adult world so that they can get and remain employed. Too many like Kaep think the world should adjust to their values.

  18. Its amazing how ignorant people are these days with access to the internet and google 24 hrs a day. Could you imagine where these morons would be 20 years ago ….. These Kap supporters have no dam clue what conclusion is …. they have no clue how the constitution works . They have no clue the rights of people or private businesses. Kap and Reid made their beds now they must sleep in them. Every single owner has the right to not sign them for the kneeling. these 32 owners are not billionaires for being morons. Does not take an even average intelligence see both those idiots are bad for business despite their abilities. Go try to protest at your job see how long you keep your job. See how long it takes you to get another with getting fired because of it …. your next job wont want a problem like you either.

  19. Kaeps first focus is his lawsuit ad the “free” money that comes from it. I am certain that his adoptive parents, both are attorneys, and Geragos have instructed him to do nothing to jeopardize that lawsuit.
    You can bet that he consulted his attorney before answering any question, probably including his name, and the response was tailored to fit and try to improve his lawsuit without a doubt.

  20. Morris will no doubt sign for the league minimum. Kap’s protest will be an issue in contract negotiations as well as fan loyalty and locker room unity. No multimillion dollar business needs to invite problems when an economical alternative is available. Somehow don’t think Morris will be the only QB competing for #2 spot.

  21. Morris is a good guy. He has been in many offenses and coaches comment on him being a quick study. He is limited on talent. He’s a #3 QB. I’ve always liked him. He’ll be a cheap option for the Seahawks. Pretty good athlete and hard worker.

  22. LOL….collusion. It’s not collusion if everyone has the same opinion of you because of your own doing. If teams communicated and conspired to not sign you…then that’s collusion. But if everyone thinks you’re not worth the headache of having you on their roster because of information each and every team gathered on their own…that’s not collusion. You made your bed…now grow up you petulant child.

  23. Jon Perrone says:
    April 13, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Its amazing how ignorant people are these days with access to the internet and google 24 hrs a day. Could you imagine where these morons would be 20 years ago ….. These Kap supporters have no dam clue what conclusion is …. they have no clue how the constitution works . They have no clue the rights of people or private businesses. Kap and Reid made their beds now they must sleep in them. Every single owner has the right to not sign them for the kneeling. these 32 owners are not billionaires for being morons. Does not take an even average intelligence see both those idiots are bad for business despite their abilities. Go try to protest at your job see how long you keep your job. See how long it takes you to get another with getting fired because of it …. your next job wont want a problem like you either.
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    You can’t not hire a guy that has a potential for kneeling, when you have a bunch of other bozos on your team that kneel. I guess you can, but it looks completely stupid to claim that you didn’t hire the guy because he might kneel, when it’s obvious that you don’t care if players kneel.

    These teams would be better off giving the guy a workout, and then rejecting him based upon those results. They had better make sure he sucks, though.

  24. bert1913 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 9:32 am
    Rosa Parks wasn’t protesting mass transit and kapernick isn’t protesting the American flag

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    Rosa Parks wasn’t protesting at her place of employment…..she was on her own time . See the difference?

  25. @Johnnyrockets says:

    Even NINER fans are sick of kap
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    But they love Rueben Foster.

  26. charger383 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Steakhouses don’t serve boiled spam, is that collusion or do the owners just know that’s not what customers want?

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    Amen. Now if they’re serving *fried* spam, I’m in!

  27. He’s been gone from Miami since 2014, and the Seahawks are signing him??? That should work
    out well considering he’s never played in an NFL game!!!

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