Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll feels like he could’ve done more to ensure that Colin Kaepernick made it on an NFL roster after Kaepernick’s 2017 meeting with Seahawks ended without him receiving an offer.
According to TMZ Sports, Carroll spent half of a day with Kaepernick in 2017, but the team ultimately passed because, according to Carroll, they viewed Kaepernick as starter material, and they didn’t want to sign him as a backup.
The fact that it didn’t work out for us, I figured he was going to wind up starting somewhere for sure and it just didn’t happen. The rest of that story is one that I regret that that didn’t happen in some fashion.”
Carroll also added, “I wish we would have contributed to it cause the guy deserves to play.”
Carroll’s biggest regret seemingly is not doing more to help get Kaepernick signed to another team more than him not signing with the Seahawks.
The biggest revelation of the interview came when Carroll revealed that an NFL team had contacted him Thursday that seemed to have an interest in Kaepernick.
Someone is interested,” Carroll told reporters without giving away which team was on the other line.
Kaepernick, 32, has been training and working out every day as if he was getting ready to play in the 2020 NFL season.
It’s been three years since Kaepernick was blackballed from the NFL for kneeling to raise awareness for police brutality and social injustices.
It’s also been three years since given a legitimate workout with an NFL team, and if what Carroll says is true, then Kaepernick might finally get a real chance to come back to the league.
Flip the page to see Carroll talk to reporters about Kaepernick and speculation on who the team might be.