Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III are backup QB options for Seahawks

Erica Murray
May 16, 2017

The coach made the comments during an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday morning.

"We're looking at everybody. But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys". That's not likely going to get it done if the Seahawks try to sign Kaepernick, for instance, on a one- or two-year deal.

Colin Kaepernick had an impressive 2016 season statistically with the San Francisco 49ers throwing for 2,221 yards and 16 touchdowns to just four interceptions in 12 games played. Critics of his on-field performance pointed to continued issues with accuracy, touch and diagnosing defenses, but former coach Tony Dungy was one of the the latest people to allege that the quarterback is being effectively blackballed because of his national anthem protests past year.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, for one, told ESPN that he thinks Kaepernick is being blackballed by National Football League teams.

Among those expressing that sentiment has been Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, one of a few notable Seattle players to say they support Kaepernick's stance. "So it's hard to understand", said Sherman in March. Both quarterbacks have traits that are similar to those of Russell Wilson, who is mobile and does some of his best work out of the pocket.

It's thought Seattle's interest in exploring the market for a veteran quarterback has been heightened in recent weeks after the team did not take a quarterback in the draft and so far has not found an undrafted rookie free agent who could make a legitimate run at the backup quarterback spot.

Kapernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March and is now a free agent.

While the eighth-year Seahawks coach didn't single out these two passers, he did respond to a question about them by saying they are under consideration.

Boykin was arrested earlier this offseason on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and public intoxication after a auto crash in Dallas.

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