Damn, damn, damn. We were hoping that unemployed NFL QB Colin Kaepernick would get put on by the Seattle Seahawks, but it’s not gonna happen. 🙁
Yesterday (06-05-19) the Seahawks announced that they decided they didn’t want the more than likely fan backlash and decided to go with veteran journeyman Austin Davis (who?!) as their backup quarterback in 2017.
The “official” excuse from the team is that Kaepernick is too qualified or as they said “over qualified” to play for the team and would be too much competition to their starting QB, Russell Wilson.
It had been thought by many that Kaepernick might have finally found a home when he headed out to Seattle to meet with a team for the first time this offseason, back in May. As someone with experience going up against the competition in the NFC, with a comparable style to that of starting QB Russell Wilson, he was seen as somewhat of a prototype for the Seahawks offense.
But the days dragged into weeks, with no word of a signing, after they met, despite a rumor that they may have been close to reaching a deal.