Colin Kaepernick’s next NFL home could be with a Harbaugh.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told reporters today that he’s been in contact with the former 49ers quarterback throughout this summer. He said they’ve had “great conversations” and termed Kaepernick a “great guy” who he initially got to know through his brother, former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh said Kaepernick is being discussed as a roster addition as Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is sidelined for the start of training camp with a back injury. The Ravens other quarterbacks are Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan.
Harbaugh indicated the decision to sign with the Ravens could be up to Kaepernick: “Depends on Colin, first of all. What’s his passion? What’s his priority? What’s he wanna do?” Harbaugh said, via MMQB.com.
The Ravens are just the second team to publicly express interest in Kaepernick, who visited the Seahawks in May. Seattle eventually signed Austin Davis. The modest interest in Kaepernick comes after a season in which he threw 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while becoming a national story for kneeling during the national anthem. Harbaugh noted he shared Kaepernick’s interest in history and politics and said they’ve had some enjoyable debates this summer.
Kaepernick, of course, had his best seasons with the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who is an assistant with the Ravens.