Seahawks Have “Real” Interest In Colin Kaepernick, But Nothing Imminent Right Now


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that while the Seahawks are preparing for the start of OTAs on Tuesday, there’s currently nothing imminent between Seattle and free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.

Rapoport does add that the Seahawks have “real” interest in Kaepernick, but there’s apparently no deal at this point in time.

Last week, Rapoport reported that if a deal is going to happen between the Seahawks and Kaepernick, it would likely happen before the start OTAs. However, it appears as though Seattle plans to see how their other options look before getting serious about a potential deal with Kaepernick.

Seattle has been considered by many to be the best landing spot for Kaepernick, especially after he recently visited with them.

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.

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