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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Seattle Seahawks have a vacancy to fill at the quarterback position and now Pete Carroll has announced Seattle is interested in signing either Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III. Kaepernick performed well last season with 16 touchdowns passes and only 4 interceptions so that will likely be the choice the Seahawks go with. If Seattle does indeed sign Colin Kaepernick that would be a legitimate back up plan should Russell Wilson go down with an injury and to be honest Kaepernick wasn’t that far below Wilson stats wise. Russell Wilson only put up 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions so truthfully if Wilson were to regress Kaepernick could indeed challenge Wilson for the starting quarterback job. From a football stand point that competition should bring out the best in both players and that’s ultimately what’s best for the team overall. Kaepernick also has a similar skill set to Wilson as well so the playbook wouldn’t have to change one bit if Wilson went down and Kaepernick came in. Both players are mobile quarterbacks and can effectively orchestrate the zone read concepts the Seahawks often like to employ. That also makes sense why the Seahawks targeted Robert Griffin III as possibly their other option. Griffin III is also a mobile quarterback that plays very much like Wilson and Kaepernick. If the Kaepernick deal should fall through, Griffin III would be the perfect candidate to play behind Wilson. Griffin III played in five games last year for the Browns but he struggled throwing only 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Not many teams expressed interest in RG3 this off-season but consideration alone by the Seahawks could breathe life into Griffin’s career. If Seattle is compelled enough to consider Griffin III as an option then another team will likely feel the same. So keep an eye out whether Robert Griffin III can find a fit with another team if the Seahawks don’t end up getting a chance to sign him.
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