Reports: Ravens sign quarterback David Olson

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The Baltimore Ravens have added a quarterback.

No, it’s not Colin Kaepernick.

According to multiple reports, the Ravens are signing former Clemons and Stanford quarterback David Olson, who most recently placed with the Kansas City Phantoms of the Champions Indoor Football League. It was first reported by Damond Talbot of

The Ravens found themselves in need of another quarterback with Joe Flacco expected to miss time with a disc issue in his back.

There is obviously a connection to Olson as he played for Ravens head coach John Harbaugh’s brother, Jim, at Stanford. However, Olson did not see any playing time at Stanford behind Andrew Luck, Josh Nunes and Kevin Hogan, and he threw just three passes with one completion for a one-yard loss after transferring to Clemson as Deshaun Watson was the starter.

If Flacco’s issue is short-term – PFT’s Mike Florio reported that Flacco is only going to miss a week or so – the Ravens will need little more than a camp arm to get through a handful of practices in the interim. Nevertheless, Olson will have one of the least impressive backgrounds, statistically, of any quarterback on a roster in the league.

15 responses to “Reports: Ravens sign quarterback David Olson

  1. Maybe he’s a late bloomer like Matt Cassel?? Cassel sat 4 years behind Heisman winners Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart at USC. Still able to lead NE to 11-5 record in 2008 and be a Pro Bowler in 2010 with 10-5 record and 93.0 rating.

    Only thing that matters is what he can do now and not how “impressive backgrounds” he has or hasn’t.

  2. And the knee jerk media headline reads “Baltimore Ravens sign Not Colin Kaepernick.”

  3. Really? This dude is more signable than Colin K? Really? Guess we can put the conspiracy theories to rest. Signing a guy who threw three passes in college and played for an indoor football league over a former NFL starter still in his physical prime makes all the sense in the world.

  4. Like a lot of people, I hope Kap never plays another down int he NFL. He made last season all about himself and his ideas about social issues. The majority of Americans don’t care what he thinks or what any other NFL player thinks about social issues. We get bombarded everyday by the liberal media telling us how to think about every issue. Just stop preaching to us and do your jobs. Most corporations would not tolerate any employee doing what Kap did in the work place so why would the NFL? He is where he belongs…out of the NFL!

  5. Kaep gets veteran money, even if he’s willing to sign for the minimum. They can pay this guy the absolute minimum. $$ talks. Don’t know why this is hard to understand.

  6. you pro kaep people just dont get it. why bring in kaepernick to be a camp arm? you know what that is right? a guy who participates in practice with absolutely no hope to make the team. this bum will get pennies compared to what they would have to pay kaepernick.
    i agree that there are teams he could/should be on based on their qbs, but this is not one of them

  7. Kap should have told John he’d take minimum. His political stances actually do not affect the trajectory of the ball, believe it or not.
    I would like to see him get a chance with any team and do well, because he has a lot of talent.
    Those upset about pre-game activites are on my ignore list.

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