Seahawks considering RG3, Kaepernick as backup quarterback

Posted May 16, 2017

It's May 15, 2017, and we have our first word of official contact between Colin Kaepernick's representatives and a team.

We don't know if the Seahawks are the natural landing spot for Kaepernick.

"Interest in him as potential backup is legit", Silver wrote.

During an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" show, Carroll explained that the team is looking to add competition behind Russell Wilson, and he was asked specifically about Kaepernick and Griffin.

Trevone Boykin now serves as Wilson's backup for the Seahawks, but he could be subject to league discipline after being arrested for marijuana possession and public intoxication in March, as well as a subsequent violation of his probation.

Boykin backed up Russell Wilson for the entire 2016 season without ever seeing game action, but is in danger of losing his job.

The Seahawks signed former West Virginia QB Skyler Howard as an undrafted free agent. He's also right about the team's cap issues, as the Seahawks now would have a little more than $2 million in space once all their draft picks are signed.

There is speculation some teams are not willing to touch Kaepernick due his protests last season in which he sat, and then knelt for the playing of the national anthem. But you see quarterbacks, there was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. Undrafted free agent Trevone Boykin backed Wilson up last season and is now in line to do so again this year. Kaepernick may well find sympathetic team-mates if he does end up in Seattle.

Colin Kaepernick was arguably the most talented free agent quarterback headed into this year's offseason, but has yet to be signed to a team as teams head into voluntary mini camps.

Kaepernick led San Francisco to Super Bowl XLVII, and to the NFC championship game the following season, where they lost to the Seahawks.