Flying in the face of President Donald Trump’s jokes, the word around the grapevine is that Colin Kaepernick may find a place in the Seattle Seahawks in his next step of his NFL career.
Sports sites like BetPhoenix to offer NFL betting lines have already released the futures odds to win Super Bowl LII and San Francisco is listed as the long shot at +25000 and currently they’re shopping around for someone to lead the offense at the QB position.
Kaepernick has found himself in a waiting game after relinquishing his contract with San Francisco. Most of the free agencies and the 2017 is in the books at this point, which has raised questions whether the league is under handling the former Super Bowl starting quarterback for his political stance.
ESPN’s Sheill Kapadia reported that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is interested in Kaepernick: “We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” said Carroll in a radio interview. “We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.”
The Seahawks are in the hunt for a second-stringer for Russell Wilson according to NFL Media’s Mike Silver, who reported that Seahawks’ general manager John Schneider has been in conversations with Kaepernick’s agent. And, though there’s still no word on whether any terms were discussed, or that a contract is on the table, a deal seems to be on the table.
Last year Kaepernick had a 59.2 completion percentage, posting a 16-4 Touchdown vs Interception ratio. But, his campaign last season was filled with controversy over his kneeling during the national anthem.