Colin Kaepernick landing spot No. 1: Seattle Seahawks
Unlike the Steelers, the Seahawks are in full tear-down mode, trading away Russell Wilson and also releasing perennial All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner in what could be a lengthy rebuild for the foreseeable future.
No one will adequately replace what Wilson meant to Seattle. And the quarterback the Hawks got back in return from the Broncos, Drew Lock, surely isn’t going to be the answer under center either.
Any 49ers fan (or Seahawks fan, for that matter) can remember the years when both Wilson and Kaepernick were breaking into the league, setting a new tone for quarterbacks in 2012 and 2013. While they’re not necessarily cut from the same cloth, the dual-threat nature of their abilities surely didn’t go unnoticed.
Additionally, one might figure Kaepernick wouldn’t mind having the chance to take the opposite side of this NFC West rivalry while being able to face off against his old Niners squad twice a year.
At least until Seattle figures its long-term quarterbacking situation out.