Will Colin Kaepernick get a chance to showcase his desire to play football?
The Seattle Seahawks met with Kaepernick on Wednesday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network's Omar Ruiz. The visit was described to Ruiz as a meet-and-greet, a chance for Kaepernick and the team to get to know one another. The Seahawks also met with free-agent quarterback Austin Davis, Ruiz reported.
Seattle is interested in bringing in a veteran backup behind Russell Wilson. Coach Pete Carroll said last week that Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III were two quarterbacks the team was in contact with about a backup role.
It remains to be seen if their interest would evolve into the team considering to sign Kaepernick. The meeting is the first step in a chance he could get this offseason to show that rumors that he lacks the desire to play were a fabrication. The 29-year-old quarterback would also get a chance to display he's back in shape after losing weight last offseason due to injury.
While a meeting doesn't guarantee anything for Kaepernick, it's a start for the one-time Super Bowl quarterback on the road to earning a roster spot in 2017.