John Harbaugh: Ravens will add a QB, maybe Kaepernick

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Of all the teams that could be a match for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Ravens make the most sense. The brother of their head coach, John Harbaugh, coached Kaepernick in San Francisco, and still raves about him. Their Senior Offensive Assistant (and possible offensive coordinator in waiting), Greg Roman, served as offensive coordinator in San Francisco when Kaepernick played as well as ever.

And the Ravens could indeed sign him.

Via multiple Twitter accounts of reporters at practice, Harbaugh said the Ravens plan to add a quarterback, and he didn’t rule out Kaepernick.

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun notes that Harbaugh said it all “depends on what Kaepernick wants to do.” Harbaugh also said that the Ravens have been talking to Kaepernick throughout the summer.

This suggests that the outcome hinges on whether Kaepernick would take whatever money the Ravens have budgeted for the position. If he does, he’ll have a job. And a chance to supplant Ryan Mallet as the No. 2 guy on the roster. And an opportunity to be in position to play if Joe Flacco’s back injury is something more than a minor inconvenience.

64 responses to “John Harbaugh: Ravens will add a QB, maybe Kaepernick

  1. this could be a great situation for both…and w/ flaccos back and not being able to turn the corner despite plenty of talent could end up being a QB controversy before its all said and done

  2. Then Johnny can hire baby bro to come in and pound him on the shoulder pads…get him really ready to play…

  3. Like I’ve been saying. You can’t say he has been blackballed untill the season starts. There is too much backup QB movement in the preseason. Teams rather sign cheaper guys early and hope they can stick. Once a team realize some of these QB’s aren’t ready then they bring in the experienced backup QB’s.

  4. So Kaep has been blackballed from the NFL, and no team will touch him, but he has been in communication with the Ravens all summer? Something isn’t adding up. Could the fuzzy math simply be that the black balled lable is simply imagined by social justice warriors that spend their day searching desperately for something that they can be outraged about?

  5. Why would anyone think Kap could run the Ravens offense? He doesn’t seem to have a skill set anywhere close to Joe Flacco’s.

  6. Bills Fan……That Franchise did Cleveland wrong.!!!!!!…hate the Franchise..Dirty !!!!!! bring in that piece of Krap….WORSE FRANCHISE IN SPORTS !!!!!!

  7. Gawd but I hope they are doing to Kaep what the Chargers did to RG3 (used as a tool to bring the price down for a QB they REALLY wanted).

  8. Does anyone else think Kaepernick is much better than Flacco. All flacco ever seems to do is throw jump balls and check downs

  9. Leading tackler, Orr gone, leading receiver, Pitta gone, best rusher, Dixon gone, QB may be gone, season maybe gone. Tank time?

  10. Will someone please sign this guy so we don’t have to read any more articles speculating on all the reasons why he hasn’t been signed yet? We’re all so over it.

    Ravens are a fine choice imo, since I can’t stand them anyway.

  11. Kaepernick is a great athlete but a terrible QB.

    Being a good to great QB is 70% mental. You do not have to be a great athlete to be a good QB. Brady is proof of that.

    But being a good QB is being able to read defenses, put zip on the ball when your suppose to; taking some off of the pass and hitting a receiver coming out of his break……………all the things that Kaepernick isn’t able to do. He hasn’t gotten any better since he came into the league.

    Flacco will have no problem getting his job back. But after their 0-3, he might as well take the rest of the year off.

  12. Not a big fan of Kaep or the Ravens. That being said, he played his butt off for the other Harbaugh, and put San Fran in contention for a little while. If there is a place he can succeed, it is B-more. Also, for those of you that associate politics with football, Maryland has the highest ratio of D’s to R’s, and Key wrote the Anthem at a Fort not far away from the stadium.

  13. Greg Roman hated Fidel Krapperstink almost as much as the entire NFL fan base can’t stand him either. I will boycott any game this clown plays

  14. Enough about Kaepernick and Flacco. We are missing the smaller picture. Minus the hair does Mallet have it in him to be the next Charlie Whitehurst? 3 teams in 5 years, career 55% cmp rate, no discernible talent and when the guy he is backing up gets so much as a hangnail the organization starts scrambling for options says he may be well on his way.

  15. Y’all are really not very good agents given all the propaganda and the fact that it remains he’s still unsigned.

    Maybe they should reach out to Tebow…

  16. theright0pinion says:
    Jul 27, 2017 12:15 PM
    Close to Washington DC seems fitting for an anti-American Liberal these days.

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    Hey, why not — we currently have an anti-American administration in Washington DC.

  17. theright0pinion says:
    Jul 27, 2017 12:15 PM
    Close to Washington DC seems fitting for an anti-American Liberal these days.

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    Well it would be an upgrade from the city he’s actually coming from

  18. thermalito says:
    Jul 27, 2017 12:52 PM

    Greg Roman hated Fidel Krapperstink almost as much as the entire NFL fan base can’t stand him either. I will boycott any game this clown plays

    Pretty sure we’ll all survive loser.

    I support Kaepernick; this “Amerikkka hater” has done more for Americans then 90% of you racist trolls commenting. he does not seek to boast or brag or fish for “likes” he simply contributes. he has not been in any trouble simply highlighted the social injustice of your cops and you all are upset

  19. LOVE the Ravens and hope this works out for them both. Sometimes, things work themselves out the way they’re suppose to in the end and it sounds like the recipe for a Championship is coming to gether.
    The Purple Rein has made some great additions this off season and have some very smart business savy individuals at the healm who understand this is a business and not a high school popularity contest. Ravens fans like to WIN with talent being a their only priority! Good for them! Good Luck Raven Nation from a NFC fan…CAW, CAW, CAW!

  20. Good for the Ravens and Kaepernick! If only America was as pissed at the reason he protested, the ISIS-style killings of American citizens, over taking a simple knee.

    Your current president and senators are threatening to do far more harm to Americans, taking away health care, than Kaepernick has ever done or will do!

    And this has NOTHING to do with being American or a patriot. There are millions of us who served this nation’s military who supported his right to protest.

    STOP BEING SO RACIST!!!

  21. winningisabrees says:
    Jul 27, 2017 12:39 PM
    And ladies and gents, your daily Kap update as requested.

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    Daily update? If only that were true. It’s more like hourly.

  22. billjoseph2014 says:
    Jul 27, 2017 12:45 PM

    He would fit in with that crowd . . .you know . . . . no class, criminal elite coached by a man who has an idiot for a brother.
    ___________________________

    Two questions:

    1. How is Kaep a criminal?
    2. You referred to him as “elite” because…?

  23. iloveyourwifetoo says:
    Jul 27, 2017 12:31 PM
    Bills Fan……That Franchise did Cleveland wrong.!!!!!!…hate the Franchise..Dirty !!!!!! bring in that piece of Krap….WORSE FRANCHISE IN SPORTS !!!!!!
    ****************************************
    Whether you use billswillnevermove, this screen name or one of your many others, you’re still an idiot.

  24. Harbaugh said it all “depends on what Kaepernick wants to do.” Harbaugh also said that the Ravens have been talking to Kaepernick throughout the summer.

    That is very telling in my mind. Means he may not be as committed to playing as is being let on. They have been in discussions with him all summer and it depends on what Kaep wants to do, so he either is not accepting a back-up role or wants too much money.

  25. I don’t have any problem with his protests except for two things. When he did it and where he did it. Other than that, he is entitled to his opinion. For those of you on here that work full time jobs, would your owner allow you to take time off the job and protest on his property? Likely answer is no. All the NFL owners should band together and absolutely block any employee of theirs from using his time and place of business for protests. Encourage them to do so on their own time and place.

  26. Go ahead and name another QB that someone was thinking about signing but broadcast it to the other 31 teams before actually bringing them to town.

    This is social justice warrior talk. First Hunt in KC and now Har-bro If they wanted him they would just sign him.

  27. Best of luck to him. Hopefully he’ll do well so we can see the heads of dim-witted right wing so called “patriots” explode in agony.

  28. Wow, Kaepernick will actually get to kneel and protest the Anthem in the very city where it was written, in fact within walking distance of the actual location.

  29. Good luck to him! I hope he can get some playing time in and show he can still play as well as he did in SF Super Bowl run.

  30. rconatser1 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 8:29 AM

    Best of luck to him. Hopefully he’ll do well so we can see the heads of dim-witted right wing so called “patriots” explode in agony.

    I’m not exactly a patriot. I love this country but there are some issues in it that certainly need to change.

    You can thank Kaepernick not voting for somebody from the Democratic party that believes in his socialist agenda to help implement the kind of “justice” he was so vocal about. Or maybe he realized it wouldn’t matter if he voted for a Democrat since they’ve had power for most of the past two decades and yet they still complain about the same old problems. If you haven’t figured out a way to fix them in 20+ years it is pretty safe to say you like things exactly the way they are.

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