Seahawks news for Thursday includes Seattle for sell? and Colin Kaepernick
By Lee Vowell
In Seahawks news for your Thursday, we have learned this week that the team might soon be up for sale. Plus, Colin Kaepernick gets a workout but not in Seattle.
It is a bit funny that NFL news never really stops. I mean, it is May which is where very few football things happen other than OTAs where players can’t actually tackle.
That said, here are some tidbits that might interest you as far as Seahawks news.
Seahawks news for Thursday: Colin Kaepernick’s workout and the team for sale?
Colin Kaepernick has been linked to the Seahawks for many years now. Really, there has just been rumors and speculation, not that Pete Carroll has always completely dismissed such talk out of hand. But this week Kaepernick did get a workout with the Las Vegas Raiders. The funny thing is, the Raiders don’t really need a quarterback.
Derek Carr is firmly entrenched as the long-term starter in LV. That Kaepernick is OK with coming into a workout knowing he will be the backup might mean he really just wants to play again. Maybe Seattle should have him in for a workout too.
Seahawks for sale?
It was reported earlier this week that Seattle’s franchise might have to be sold as part of the late Paul Allen’s instructions that his trust be liquidated upon his death. This clearly hasn’t been done as Allen’s sister, Jody, still has the last word on franchise decisions. According to Brock Huard, however, the team can’t really be sold until 2025 or 2026 at the very earliest.
Part of the argument from the site that reported the Seahawks needing to be sold, JohnCanzano.com, is inherently incorrect, though. The site said Seattle has “…cut salary and appear to be getting the balance sheet in order.”
This is wrong. While Seattle did trade Russell Wilson and his huge contract, the team overall will spend just as much money as they would have had they kept Wilson. This isn’t baseball where teams can spend freely. The NFL works under different rules with a hard salary cap that most teams will meet, Seattle included, every year.
Alonzo Highsmith leaves
Finally, Highsmith, who is the Seahawks’ senior executive advisor to the General Manager, is leaving. But not because of any negative reason. Highsmith is going to the University of Miami, his alma mater, to be General Manager of football operations. With a title like that, the Hurricanes almost seem like an NFL team.