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Colin Kaepernick’s Name Brought Up as a Possible Replacement for Russell Wilson in Seattle

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SJ - March 7, 2021

No I'm not kidding...

Mike Florio, who loves to do this, brought up Colin Kaepernick's name should the Seahawks and Russell Wilson part ways.  He pointed out the lack of quarterback depth on Seattle's roster and named a bunch of more likely scenarios before finally landing on the former 49er quarterback's name.

From Pro Football Talk:

The Seahawks could sign a free agent, like Cam Newton or Jameis Winston or Mitch Trubisky, or Jimmy Garoppolo if he’s cut by the 49ers. They could trade for someone, like Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold. They could use the draft picks they acquire in a trade for Wilson to move up and draft one of the quarterbacks in the 2021 class. (Not having first-round picks of their own in 2021 or 2022 due to the Jamal Adams trade could make that harder.)

There’s something else the Seahawks could do, if they trade Wilson. They could finally give Colin Kaepernick (who is only one year older than Wilson) a full and fair workout, undeterred by the possibility that Kaepernick would divide the locker room on the question of whether he or Wilson should play. (In 2017, given the lingering presence of veterans who resented Wilson, that was a very real possibility.)

I think the Kaepernick return to the NFL ship has sailed.  He hasn't played since 2016.  But guys like Florio can't help but bring his name up, even in the wildest of scenarios.

Let's say the Seahawks do trade Wilson.  What makes you think Kaepernick would want to play in that division behind that offensive line?



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  • James Marshall says:

    What offensive line?

  • Shelley Richardson says:

    If Colin K’s shadow darkens the Seattle Seahawks football field, I will no longer be an avid (rabid) #12!

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