Dec 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pumps his fist as he acknowledges the cheers from the 49ers' fans after leading his team to a 22-21 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll saying on Monday that the Seattle Seahawks have considered Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III as backup options to Russell Wilson apparently is more than just lip service.

NFL Media’s Mike Silver reported on Monday that Seahawks GM John Schneider reached out to Kaepernick’s agent last week. He described the team’s interest in the QB as “legit.”

This is the most solid report linking Kaepernick to a team since the draft. Earlier this offseason, reports tied the free agent to the New York Jets, but no contract materialized. It’s been quiet on the Kaepernick front since then, with the exception of the QB’s charity work.

After creating a major controversy last season by kneeling for the national anthem, Kaepernick says he will stand for it this year. But one question is whether Kaepernick wants to continue his playing career or focus on social activism full-time.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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