Report: Colin Kaepernick meeting with Seahawks Wednesday, will work out for team

Colin Kaepernick has generated very little interest on the free-agent market for the past two-plus months, but he may have found a landing spot. According to NFL Network, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is meeting with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday and is expected to work out for the team.

A deal between the two sides could come together relatively quickly, too, given that Seattle truly needs a backup quarterback.

With Russell Wilson in place as the starter, Kaepernick obviously won’t get the chance to start unless an injury occurs. Seeing as his other options are very limited – or non-existent, really – he doesn’t have much of a choice but to accept a backup role.

Fortunately, it’s a perfect fit for him. The Seahawks run an offense that caters to his skill set, allowing him to work from outside the pocket and run some read-option plays in the backfield. That’s been the most troublesome part of Kaepernick’s demise: not playing in an offense that fits his style.

If he does strike a deal with the Seahawks, he’ll likely need to beat out Trevone Boykin for the backup job, assuming Boykin isn’t released before training camp. He’s had multiple run-ins with the law this offseason and doesn’t appear to be a reliable option behind Wilson.