The Seahawks sign QB Austin Davis and Colin Kaepernick supporters are furious
The Seahawks sign the journeyman backup QB after offering an odd reason for passing on Kap
The immediate reaction to this news, because everyone started freaking out that Colin Kaepernick was not the guy chosen to be Wilson's backup.
The Austin Music Festival > Austin Davis.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) June 5, 2017
Hank Williams Jr brought back from hell. Kaepernick passed up for Austin freakin Davis. It's not even 1:30 on Monday.— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) June 5, 2017
The Seahawks just decided to sign QB Austin Davis instead of Colin Kaepernick.— 12up (@12upSport) June 5, 2017
Yes, this is real life. No, you are not dreaming.
The Seahawks passed on Kaepernick for Austin Davis. Bold.— Big Takes (@Maiers_luke) June 5, 2017
"Today a corpse was signed. The team said the corpse fit their system better than Kaepernick."— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) June 5, 2017
I really don't want @mikefreemanNFL to have a stroke, but NFL execs seemed destined to make it so (#1) by not signing Kaepernick.— Sully (@RiceTwist) June 5, 2017
Perhaps that shouldn't beafter Kaepernick visited the Seahawks last week. Carroll said that Kaepernick is "a starter in this league."
"Colin's been a fantastic football player, and he's going to continue to be," Carroll said. "At this time, we didn't do anything with it, but we know where he is and who he is and we had a chance to understand him much more so. He's a starter in this league. And we have a starter.
"But he's a starter in this league, and I can't imagine that someone won't give him a chance to play."
This appears to be the same thing as "not a backup in this league" which is something people aren't lending enough credence to. Having a quarterback who is very good as a backup is nice, but sometimes teams don't want any attention on their backup quarterback.
Kaepernick was going to get multiple press conferences if the Seahawks signed him. The only reason anyone cares about Austin Davis is because he's not Colin Kaepernick.
And maybe the Seahawks, entirely unrelated to whatever Kaepernick is doing off the field.
Either way the Seahawks have decided to go with Davis over Kaepernick as the backup and people will probably spend the next 24 hours or so melting down until the next backup is signed.
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