Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Seahawks GM John Schneider reached out to free agent QB Colin Kaepernick’s agent last Friday. Interest in him as
According to Silver, Seattle’s interest in Kaepernick as a potential backup quarterback “is legit.”
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll mentioned during an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock and Salk” show that they’re considering backup quarterback options including Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.
“We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” Carroll said when asked specifically about Kaepernick and RGIII, via ESPN.com. “We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.”
Earlier in the day, Peter King of TheMMQB.com mentioned that he thinks the Seahawks make sense as a landing spot for Kaepernick given their lack of depth at the position.
Neither Kaepernick nor Griffin has generated much free agent interest up to this point, but it could be that teams what to see how their roster looks during OTAs before bringing in other options.
Both players would give the Seahawks a mobile backup who’s capable of making plays outside of the pocket much like Wilson.
Kaepernick, 29, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal.
This gave Kaepernick the ability to void his deal earlier in the month. He’s now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Kaepernick has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
Griffin, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Redskins back in 2012. He spent four years in Washington before signing a two-year, $15 million contract that includes $6.75 million guaranteed with the Browns back in March of last year.
In 2016, Griffin appeared in five games thrown for 886 yards while completing 59.2 percent his passes to go along with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s also added 190 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Browns.
We have Kaepernick featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.