The Seahawks went a different direction than Colin Kaepernick’s with a move Monday morning.
Seattle signed quarterback Austin Davis, the team announced, and speculation shall continue as to where Kaepernick will land after a controversial season with San Francisco.
The former 49ers quarterback drew interest from the Seahawks, whose coach Pete Carroll called Kaepernick “a starter in this league” last week.
Seattle already has a starter in Russell Wilson and Davis is expected to be his backup, ahead of Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps on the depth chart. Davis has been with the Browns and Broncos since going 3-6 as a starter for the Rams in 2014. During that season he passed for just 105 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown in a win over the 49ers and Kaepernick, who then lost his starting job.
“Colin’s been a fantastic football player, and he’s going to continue to be,” Carroll told reporters last week. “At this time, we didn’t do anything with it.”
That’s too bad if you ask Bay Area News Group columnist Mark Purdy, who posited that Kaepernick as a Seahawk was too good to not come true when reports surfaced last month of Seattle’s interest in the QB. It’s also to-be-expected if you ask Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, who delved into the rumor mill about Kaepernick circulating NFL front offices.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reported that Seattle’s decision to stay away from Kaepernick did not have to do with money.