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Seahawks hosting Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After about a week of speculation that they would, the Seattle Seahawks are bringing in quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a visit on Wednesday. They are also expected to be hosting other free agent veteran QBs this week, including Austin Davis.

Kaepernick and the Seahawks have a relationship dating back to 2012, his first season as a starter for the San Francisco 49ers; Seattle thoroughly dominated the rivalry during that time however. Now the two sides seem like a reasonable marriage for 2017, as Kaepernick is a QB with 58 career starts and no home, while the Seahawks need a strong, veteran presence behind Russell Wilson.

Multiple current and retired players have mentioned that Kaepernick would be an excellent fit in Seattle. He’d be comfortable in the zone read option offense and though he’s a mile behind Wilson as a passer, he’s adequate behind center and would rank as one of the top 3-5 backup quarterbacks in the NFL. The Seahawks had trouble protecting Wilson last season and were nearly forced to start Trevone Boykin on several occasions, a player who faced legal trouble this offseason, and perhaps more importantly looked every bit as raw as an undrafted free agent rookie would expect to look.

Davis was an undrafted free agent in 2012 and has made starts for the Rams and Browns. In 2014, he made a start against Seattle in which he went 17-for-20, 155 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in a 28-26 victory for St. Louis. He last played for the Denver Broncos.

Other veteran free agents include Robert Griffin III, Christian Ponder, Thaddeus Lewis, and Zach Mettenberger.