John Harbaugh, whose brother Jim coached Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, has been Kaepernick’s most outspoken supporter in the league and has talked to him throughout the summer. Greg Roman, an assistant with the Ravens, was Kaepernick’s offensive coordinator during his most successful seasons in the NFL.
What are the chances that the Ravens sign Kaepernick? It depends on whether the Ravens feel the need to improve their insurance behind quarterback Joe Flacco.
The Ravens still believe Flacco will be back within a week and recovered from a back issue. But Harbaugh acknowledged that back problems can be tricky, which serves as a reminder that Baltimore better have the best backup plan.
Ryan Mallett is the team’s current No. 2 quarterback, but he has been inconsistent. In two seasons with the Ravens, he has completed 59 percent of his passes, throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Under Roman, Kaepernick went 25-14 as a starter, throwing 50 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. His passer rating was 90.6.
It’s legitimate to question whether Kaepernick is better than Mallett, or at the very least, whether the team should sign Kaepernick and let them compete to determine it on the field. The Ravens’ commitment to Mallett is a $1 million signing bonus.
Harbaugh, who voiced his support of Kaepernick at the owners meetings in March, mentioned the QB unprompted at his media session Thursday, saying…
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