It's getting harder and harder for NFL teams to claim not signing Colin Kaepernick is exclusively a football decision. And the Seahawks' backup quarterback situation is dire. That report was contradicted in part by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who reported that the Seahawks postponed the workout because "the team asked for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan".
"He's a starter in this league", Carroll told reporters after the Seahawks passed on Kaepernick.
Free agent QB Colin Kaepernick's meeting with the Seahawks was reportedly postponed due to his commitment to kneeling during the national anthem.
"The NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again", Trump told Fox News Sean Hannity in October. They just missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years too, so football's basically their side gig now vis-a-vis politics.
The 30-year-old hasn't played since the 2016 season when he made headlines for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality. This entirety of this is still fluid that could see a major shift in either direction in the coming weeks and months of the offseason that will have an impact on what lies next for Kaepernick in the NFL.
"After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former N.F.L. player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest". Duane Brown has also protested in the past, and is now on the Seahawks' roster. It started a trend that many players league-wide followed including some Seahawks.
It's ironic that the Seahawks are experiencing the wrath of Kaepernick supporters despite being the only team that has seriously engaged the possibility of signing Kaepernick - not once, it seems, but twice.