The Seattle Seahawks have thrown their proverbial hat close to, not in but near, the ring.
Pete Carroll admitted that both Robert Griffin and Colin Kaepernick are on the team’s radar as possible backups to iron man Russell Wilson at the quarterback spot.
During an interview with ESPN Seattle yesterday, Carroll was asked about the two former starters who were both considered the new NFL prototype at one moment or another over the past five years. Coach Carroll stated “Quite frankly yes. We are looking at all those guys.”
The idea of one of these recent NFC rivals joining Carroll’s squad is interesting; especially with the legal troubles surrounding current backup Trevone Boykin at this time. The gig might just be there for the taking.
Kaepernick, who has been overlooked this offseason with some in the league questioning his desire to still play, seems like a perfect fit for the Seahawks. Whether it’s his years spent in the same division, his style of play, or the upside that was shown when he led the 49ers to the 2013 Super Bowl, Kaep would be a legit upgrade at the backup qb spot.
Questioning his desire to play? Really?
Because he can’t be an active member of society and play football, right?
But we already know what the real issue is. Bruh was kneeling during the National Anthem all last season. And anything that can raise questions and drop dude’s price tag going into the season is fair game it seems.
While the conscious choice of protesting is Kaep’s to make, these teams are not trying to hurt their pockets for a qb who isn’t at the very top of his game.
But is it more than that? Is the league, as a whole, trying to send a message to other players who would want to speak out against something they feel is unjust?
That’s the million dollar question.
Robert Griffin was once in the running for ‘face of the league heir apparent’ alongside Andrew Luck. A few injuries, too early returns to the field, and bad seasons later, the artist formerly known as RGIII is in need of a soft landing spot. His stint in Washington went downhill after his 2012 Rookie of the Year campaign, and his time in Cleveland left a lot to be desired. The question about Griffin is this: Can he stay on track physically and develop his talent enough to garner another starting gig in the NFL? He is still only 27 years old, ya know.
Or has that boat sailed?
Either way, he better do something. Outchea proposing AND got a baby on the way?
He gone need some income coming in. Stat.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I hope the Seahawks organization isn’t expecting a round of applause if they do happen to sign Colin Kaepernick. Ain’t no badge of honor or special privilege coming from signing a man who is still better and more accomplished than most backups with contracts right now.
And don’t think we didn’t notice them putting this feeler out to gauge the blowback before making such a move. You scared or nah?
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