The Seattle Seahawks on Monday signed a former NFC West quarterback.
Nearly two weeks after visiting with Colin Kaepernick and Austin Davis, the Seahawks opted to sign Davis to join the team’s competition behind starter Russell Wilson. Trevone Boykin, who served as the backup last season, is the only other quarterback on Seattle's roster.
The Seahawks released quarterback Jake Heaps to make room on the roster for Davis, who started eight games for the St. Louis Rams in 2014. Davis compiled a passer rating of 85.1 with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions three seasons ago.
Davis, 28, spent time with the Denver Broncos last year but did not appear in any games. In 2015, he saw action in three games with the Cleveland Browns.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll last week told the Seattle-area media that he considers Kaepernick a starting quarterback in the NFL but the club had no intention of signing him.
“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. We know where he is, who he is, and we had a chance to understand him much more so. He’s a starter in this league and I can’t imagine somebody won’t give him a chance to play.”
Kaepernick retweeted an article from Pro Football Talk that reported money was not an issue in any discussions between Kaepernick and the Seahawks.