Colin Kaepernick hasn't received much interest from teams this offseason, but the NFC West rival Seahawks have emerged as a possible landing spot.
Last week, NFL Network reported that Seahawks GM John Schneider reached out to Kaepernick's agents.
On Monday, head coach Carroll went on local Seattle radio station and alluded to the team considering Kaepernick among other quarterback options.
The possible pairing of Kaepernick and Seahawks got a vote of confidence from Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett on Tuesday.
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room? Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem," Bennett said on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Bennett went on to cite Carroll and starting quarterback Russell Wilson as reason for the fit being good.
“I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach [Pete] Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You’ve got players on your team that give back in the community. You’ve got Russell Wilson who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him,” Bennett said.
If Kaepernick were to sign with the 49ers, he would compete with Treyvon Boykin to be Wilson's backup.