The longtime Ravens signal-caller is admittedly against the idea of Kaepernick stepping in as a starter in Baltimore, and understandably so. But as he told reporters Friday, he considers the potential arrangement to be a good fit otherwise.
“I would like to see Colin get back in (the NFL), and, at some point, maybe get another shot (to be a starter),” said Flacco, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “I wouldn’t like that to be here. I do not want him to get another shot (to be a starter) here, but yes, he can come here and have some fun. I think it would be a good spot for him.”
Talk of Kaepernick landing in Baltimore first began when news surfaced that Flacco would miss some time with a back injury. On Thursday, head coach John Harbaugh conceded there was some interest, and that he’d been in contact with the star free agent over the summer.
Harbaugh then said Friday that the signing of former arena league quarterback David Olson wouldn’t necessarily keep the team from signing Kaepernick, adding that the team will first gauge whether a significant addition is even necessary.
Seemingly optimistic that Flacco won’t miss much time, the Ravens could be content to have Ryan Mallett run the first-team offense in his absence.
As Flacco himself concedes, though, Kaepernick could also be a strong backup option for a Ravens position group that lacks such a player. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback would be one of the league’s top players in that role.
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