Colin Kaepernick, Seahawks Contract Reportedly Didn't Happen Because of Money

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJune 3, 2017

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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The Seattle Seahawks have passed on signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick, at least for now, due to financial reasons.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the Seahawks and Kaepernick were "apart on money" when they met last week.

Since becoming a free agent in March after opting out of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick's only visit with a team was in Seattle on May 24.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll met with reporters on Friday and was asked why the team chose not to sign Kaepernick.

"He's a starter in this league," he said, per Fox Sports' Andre Vergara. "We have a starter, but he is a starter in this league and I can't imagine somebody won't give him a chance to play."

It's unclear what Kaepernick is seeking on his next contract. The 29-year-old was due $14.5 million in base salary next season with the 49ers before opting out.

In 58 games as a starting quarterback, Kaepernick has thrown 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions with 12,271 passing yards.

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