Colin Kaepernick is not getting much love from around the league. Currently, he is a free agent, and there does not seem to be much interest from the NFL. Yesterday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Kaepernick could be an option for the team.
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett feels Kaepernick would be a good fit in Seattle. He expressed that opinion to John Clayton and Gee Scott on 710 ESPN Seattle:
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room? Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.”
“I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You’ve got players on your team that give back in the community. You’ve got Russell Wilson who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him.”
Seattle needs a veteran backup, and if Kaepernick is willing to take that role, the Seahawks should sign him. Their current backup Trevone Boykin is unproven, and is having a hard time staying out of trouble. Kaepernick may not be a star, but he could help an organization. He can be a solid a backup for some team in the NFL.
I still believe he gets a shot somewhere in 2017.