Now that the NFL has explicitly condemned systemic racism and apologized for "not listening" to peaceful player protests in recent years, there's reportedly a growing belief that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first knelt to raise awareness of racial injustice in 2016, could have renewed opportunities to return to the league. And at least one Hall of Fame QB believes Kaepernick has an ideal landing spot in the NFL.
Longtime Houston Oilers signal-caller Warren Moon told TMZ Sports this week that the Seattle Seahawks would be a "good fit" for the ex-Niners starter, suggesting Kaepernick still deserves a job as long as he wants to play again.
"If he's willing to play football and put the time in that it's gonna take to be a quarterback in the NFL," Moon said, "he definitely deserves an opportunity to get that because he was definitely misinterpreted four years ago with his stand."
The Seahawks, he added, "know what he can do as a player 'cause they've been against him many times in the division when he was the starting quarterback in San Francisco."
Moon, who spent 1997-1998 with Seattle, said that "it's just a matter of whether he still wants to play football."
"I think the Seahawks style of play fits what he likes to do," he said, "and I think it would be a good fit."
This isn't the first time Seattle has been linked to Kaepernick. The Seahawks acknowledged hosting the QB, who hasn't played since 2016, for a workout in 2017, when coach Pete Carroll said he believed Kaepernick was still a "starter" in the NFL but opted not to add the former Niners standout as Russell Wilson's backup. Carroll just recently lauded Kaepernick as well, calling the QB's protests "an extraordinary moment" and suggesting the public owes him "a tremendous amount" of respect.
On the field, the Seahawks recently re-signed Geno Smith as their presumptive No. 2 QB behind Wilson, but have only undrafted rookies behind them.