As a new season approaches, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without an NFL job.

We know the controversy that's come along with that notable absence, and Kaepernick has resorted to legal action, filing multiple grievances against commissioner Roger Goodell and a number of NFL teams. 

The Seattle Seahawks were on the list and head coach Pete Carroll, along with general manager John Schneider, were in attendance for the hearing this week, according to reports. 

Looking for a backup quarterback behind Russell Wilson this offseason, the Seahawks were reportedly interested in signing Kaepernick, someone who certainly mimics Russ' skill set, and whom they've watched in-division for years. That interest quickly diminished once the team reportedly postponed a workout because of Kaep's stance over kneeling during the National Anthem.

Of course, that sparked plenty of controversy around the league, given the tensions that arose last season. The Seahawks mishandled the situation publicly and it was not surprising when Carroll ended up having to speak as part of the grievance.

Kaepernick has yet to play since 2016, but still continues to fight. Despite the attention he brings, plenty of worse backup quarterbacks have been signed to deals since. 

There's no denying that, no matter your stance. 

As Kaepernick continues to state his case, this fight isn't going away any time soon.