"We really are", Carroll said, via ESPN. "But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys". The Seahawks signing Colin would be a interesting but bittersweet situation as fans may rememebered that Seattle defeated San Francisco in the 2013 NFC Championship which ended where Kaepernick threw a interception in the endzone.
Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson has never missed a game during his five year tenure with the team, but dealt with several glaring injuries during the 2016 season.
Rookie Trevone Boykin was Wilson's backup previous year after signing as an undrafted free agent and ended up seeing action in five games. Disparate reports last week circulated that Kaepernick had either received interest from three teams or that precisely none have sought an interview with him. Kaepernick knelt during each National Anthem attempting to create conversation about the Black Lives Matter protests.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is keeping his options open as he looks for a backup quarterback behind starter Russell Wilson. "If you're seen as a distraction off the field, for whatever reason, you better have a lot of talent going for you".
Carroll was then asked specifically if Seattle would consider Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III. So it's hard to understand.
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 is the only backup quarterback on Seattle's roster that has attempted a pass in a regular-season game. Granted, we're talking about Boykin being charged with two misdemeanors (marijuana possession and public intoxication), followed by a probation violation stemming from the prior the same incident.
While "we're looking at everybody" sounds similar to the standard response Carroll often gives to questions about potential personnel moves, Kaepernick in particular seems like a real possibility.