After bringing in Colin Kaepernick last week to work out with the team, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that the team was passing on Kaepernick for now. According to ESPN however, the reasons he said they were passing on Colin were different from what other teams have said. While some NFL executives like New York Giants owner John Mara said they were passing on Kaepernick because their fans didn't like him kneeling for the National Anthem, Carroll said the Seahawks passed on him because he should be a starter in the NFL and they already have a starter.

Colin Kaepernick's NFL position

Pete Carroll might be right on this sentiment. Many NFL fans are only looking at two things when they see Colin Kaepernick. The first is his kneeling during the National Anthem in 2016 instead of standing, a silent protest to speak out against the rising deaths of young black males in America. The second is his play the last two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

However, the first item should be a non-issue for anyone looking for an NFL quarterback.

Colin Kaepernick said he wanted to open up a discourse about the issues facing African Americans in the United States and he did so. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he doubted that Colin could make a change but has since called the move "brilliant."

As for his play the last two seasons, the San Francisco 49ers were suffering through two of the worst coaching staffs in the franchise's history and Colin Kaepernick was not the reason they lost so many games. Over his career, Kaepernick has thrown 80 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, the fifth best ratio of any quarterback in NFL history.

The Seattle Seahawks position

As for the Seattle Seahawks, head coach Pete Carroll said that the team has no problems with signing Colin Kaepernick but they have chosen to wait. Carroll said that he believes that Colin is an NFL starter and the Seahawks already have a starting quarterback in Russell Wilson. However, Carroll said that the team knows where to find Colin if they change their mind.

Pete Carroll said that he can't imagine another NFL team won't give Colin Kaepernick a chance to play down the line but he refused to elaborate on why other teams have passed on signing Colin.

Of course, Giants' owner John Mara made it clear that his

Of course, Giants' owner John Mara made it clear that his team refused to talk to Colin Kaepernick because of his kneeling during the National Anthem. It is ironic since Mara was the same owner that defended re-signing a kicker who was charged with beating his wife, saying only football matters when signing players.

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