The Seattle Seahawks find themselves in a situation where they could really use a veteran quarterback.
The market for quality veteran quarterbacks has been drying up as many of the top potential signal-callers have been traded or signed with new teams already.
Colin Kaepernick threw passes for roughly 90 minutes at Dempsey Indoor today with former Husky and current Seahawk Aaron Fuller and a few others. Said afterward he has talked to Pete Carroll and John Schneider and while nothing is in works now, hopes door is still open.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 23, 2022
However, Carroll was asked about any potential that Colin might get signed or get a shot in training camp and his answer seemed to shut the door on the idea.
Pete Carroll speaking at league meetings. Says there has been no new contact with Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/LACcYJliBX
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) March 29, 2022
“Our conversations have not progressed since the early connection that we made,” Carroll said. “I’ve watched a bunch of his workouts… to kind of keep me up with what’s going on. He’s really working hard. He’s all over the country, traveling around, getting his workouts in. So he’s still competing for it.”
Unless the Seahawks are looking to exhaust all of their options before even considering Kaepernick, or simply don’t want to deal with the pushback that would come from bringing him on board, it does feel like the door may be closed on the former NFL star.
While Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, he did put up 12,271 passing yards, 72 touchdown passes, and 30 interceptions. And given the number of mediocre quarterbacks who have gotten second, third, and fourth chances in the time between then and now, you’d think someone would at least want to kick the tires and see if there’s a chance.
But then again, maybe there’s bad blood between the NFL and Kaepernick that just won’t be erased.