Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III among Seahawks backup QB options

Coach Pete Carroll has'decisions to make on Seahawks backup QBs

Coach Pete Carroll has'decisions to make on Seahawks backup QBs

"We're always looking. We're always looking at whatever, whatever's available", Carroll said when asked if Seattle is in the market for a backup quarterback, a job held last season by undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin.

"We're looking at everybody ... we really are", Carroll said. "We're looking to keep it competitive there, too".

Seattle's Michael Bennett, left, recently had words of praise for Colin Kaepernick.

The Seahawks' defense ranked just 15th last season in opponent-adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points per play. There have been few indications of interest from National Football League teams, a situation some ascribe to the quarterback's social activism, but Monday brought news that the Seahawks could be a landing spot.

The Seahawks have extended familiarity with Kaepernick after his run with the NFC West-rival San Francisco 49ers in the last five years.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made it clear Monday that his team is still exploring possible additions at quarterback, and a pair of high-profile names could be in play.

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"Kap is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL", Bennett said in March (via the News Tribune). But you see quarterbacks, there was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year.

While the eighth-year Seahawks coach didn't single out these two passers, he did respond to a question about them by saying they are under consideration.

Both players' relative similarities to Wilson, without the proven passing acumen the Seahawks starter's developed, make them logical options for Seattle.

Boykin is the only backup quarterback on Seattle's roster that has attempted a pass in a regular-season game.

Trevone Boykin now serves as Wilson's backup for the Seahawks, but he could be subject to league discipline after being arrested for marijuana possession and public intoxication in March, as well as a subsequent violation of his probation.

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