Seahawks, Colin Kaepernick Were Apart On Money

While the Seahawks did have interest in free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the two parties’ inability to come to an agreement was based on money, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link).Colin Kaepernick

Reports earlier this offseason indicated Kaepernick might be searching for a salary “befitting a high-end backup quarterback or a low-end starter,” and that type of pay might not be palatable for the Seahawks, who are already paying Russell Wilson nearly $22MM per year. But Seattle clearly had sincere interest in Kaepernick, who remains the top quarterback available on the free agent market.

“Colin has been a fantastic football player and he’s going to continue to be,” said head coach Pete Carroll, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “At this time we didn’t do anything with it but we know where he is and who he is and we had a chance to understand him much moreso. He’s a starter in this league and I can’t imagine — we have a starter. But he’s a starter in this league and I can’t imagine somebody won’t give him a chance to play.’’

For now, the Seahawks will forge on with only Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps behind Wilson. Of the pair, only Boykin boasts any NFL experience (18 passing attempts), but the second-year pro has already been in legal hot water this offseason.

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13 comments on “Seahawks, Colin Kaepernick Were Apart On Money

  1. Hannibal8us

    Kind of surprised he’d reject any offer at this point considering the complete lack of interest from the rest of the league.

    • Retired NFL Player

      Yep. He doesn’t set his market. He’s trying to and that’s why there is no market. Take what you can or teams will move on.

      • bigjonliljon

        He’s an idiot. Conceded, spoiled, trouble making by baby. Simple. Same as he’s always been. Too stupid to realize he’s best off accepting an opportunity to play and rebuild his rep. Hope he rides off into the sunset. I’m afraid he won’t do so quietly.

  2. toby312

    He want$ too much dough! He & his agent has to understand how fragile and frigid his market is. He needs to rebuild market and start from scratch with contract demands

  3. qbass187

    Apart on money? What, he wanted money and they didn’t want to give him any? That’s about the only argument he could reasonably have with a team looking to bring him in!

  4. JD396

    He’s just too dedicated to social change to play for too low of a number of millions of dollars

  5. dust44

    The problem is he is exactly what this article says. Low-end starter/high-end backup. But he thinks he’s too good to b a backup.

    • Polish Hammer

      Yet the only team actively pursuing him is one that has a clear #1 leading the way.

  6. Polish Hammer

    Nice to see now that he’s looking for some team to step up and take a chance they’re all taking a knee…

  7. curl16

    He’s a dope had 14 million in pocket for this year and opt out … genius

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