Pete Carroll: Seahawks considering Colin Kaepernick

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May 15, 2017 - 4:44pm
The Seahawks have been both Colin Kaepernick’s rivals and supporters during his seven-year career. During a radio appearance Monday morning, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, whose team lacks an experienced backup quarterback behind Russell Wilson, was asked specifically about potentially signing Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III. The Seahawks’ current backup is Trevone Boykin, who entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie last year, has 18 pass attempts and was arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and public intoxication in March. Carroll’s response hardly counts as a strong signal the Seahawks plan to sign Kaepernick, but it’s noteworthy in light of the silence surrounding a once-successful QB who made a mini-comeback last year after a period of regression. There has been plenty of speculation that Kaepernick remains unemployed because he kneeled for the national anthem last year and is outspoken about his views on inequality in America. [...] the Seahawks, against whom Kaepernick has a 1-7 record with four touchdowns and nine interceptions, were among his most vocal supporters in 2016. [...] Seattle’s Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Doug Baldwin were among a group of more than 70 players who communicated before the season opener via a texting app about their plans for the national anthem. In 2016, Kaepernick replaced Blaine Gabbert in October and threw 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 11 starts.

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