The Seattle Seahawks have quietly emerged as the frontrunners to sign Colin Kaepernick.
Over the past week, as chatter regarding his potential return to the NFL has intensified, reports have surfaced regarding conversations between Kaepernick’s camp and the Seahawks.
On Wednesday, Kaepernick confirmed that discussions did take place.
“Still waiting for that chance,” Kaepernick said, per the Seattle Times. “Still hopeful. There’s been a lot of conversation around it. Again, we’ve had conversations with Pete and John previously. As Pete mentioned, we have spoken recently and (I’m) still hoping that door is open and get a chance to walk through it.”
During a recent session with Sports Radio 93.3 KJR FM, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll refrained from giving a straight answer on the topic.
“I don’t know that,” Carroll said. “He’s making a remarkable bid for it, to sustain his conditioning over the four years that he’s been out, going on five. Who knows? I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Unfortunately for Kaepernick, it seems as though all the newfound optimism is for naught.
“Doesn’t seem like the Seahawks are interested, at least not now, even with Pete Carroll stumping the other day for Kaepernick to get another shot,” reported ESPN NFL insider Brady Henderson.
Naturally, that led to some mixed reactions:
COMPLETE OPPOSITE you can wish a guy all the best that doesn’t mean you have to
— robert lee (@robertalanlee) March 24, 2022
Why can’t we just give him a tryout? He can’t be much worse than Lock
— Brooks Burner (@JBrooksBurner) March 24, 2022
That last sentence is why Russel is in Denver. It was too much for the young man to take. Enjoy Pete’s last season in the NFL.
— Mark A Campbell (@MarkACampbell12) March 24, 2022
If Carroll thinks Kap deserves a shot and won’t give him a shot then he doesn’t actually think Kap deserves a shot
— Ben Satterthwaite (@BenSatterthwai2) March 24, 2022
With Russell Wilson gone Seattle has an obvious need at the quarterback position. That said, it seems like there is one veteran option out there that is speaking to them a bit more than Kaepernick at the moment.
And should the Seahawks decide to go the NFL Draft route – there’s definitely a prospect that would align with their current scheme perfectly available within the top 10.
Kenny Pickett’s girl has now weighed in on his tiny, tiny hands. https://t.co/Qe71kOB6n8
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 24, 2022
One way or another, the Seahawks will need to modify the roster in order to shore up the quarterback position. Will that involve Kaepernick in some capacity? Time will tell.