Colin Kaepernick might not be unemployed for much longer.
“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?” Bennett said, per ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “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.
“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.”
The 29-year-old quarterback made waves last season when he elected to kneel for the Star-Spangled Banner, and Bennett, along with a few of his teammates, publicly supported Kaepernick’s activism.
Kaepernick started 11 games in 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers, throwing for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns.
His ability to beat defenses as a dual threat QB, similar to Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson, could make for a seamless transition to Seattle’s offense. Kaepernick also is quite familiar with the NFC West division after playing in San Francisco for the last six seasons.
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