On Monday, the Seattle Seahawks announced that they signed a quarterback. His name was not Colin Kaepernick.
Instead, the Seahawks signed Austin Davis. You might remember him from a very forgettable half year of play with the Rams, three years ago. He also played two games with the Browns and washed out of the Broncos quarterback competition last year.
Davis will join Trevone Boykin in backing up Russell Wilson.
The decision to not sign Kaepernick shouldn’t have come as a surprise given Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s comments a week ago after Kaepernick visited the team. At the time, Carroll said:
Colin’s been a fantastic football player, and he’s going to continue to be. 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 more so. He’s a starter in this league. And we have a starter. But he’s a starter in this league, and I can’t imagine that someone won’t give him a chance to play.
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