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Because of his social activism and kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem during every single game last year, Colin Kaepernick has yet to land on a team—whether it be as a starter, a back-up, or even a 3rd string QB.
That may all change soon as reports state the Seattle Seahawks are seriously considering signing him as a back-up QB to Russell Wilson. And it sounds like Michael Bennett would welcome him with open arms.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive end went on to explain how Seattle would be the ‘perfect place‘ for Colin Kaepernick.
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room?” Bennett told John Clayton and Gee Scott on 710 ESPN Seattle. “Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.
“I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach [Pete] Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You’ve got players on your team that give back in the community. You’ve got Russell Wilson, who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him.”
If Kaepernick is looking for support, Seattle is where it’s at. Bennett, Cliff Avril, Doug Baldwin, Bobby Wagner and Jeremy Lane also joined in on the protest with Kaepernick last year and have publicly supported him.