The Baltimore Ravens need to bring in a quarterback. Colin Kaepernick is the best one available.
The Kaepernick connection with the Ravens is obvious and its generating buzz with concerning news about Joe Flacco. Kaepernick used to play for Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman, now John Harbaugh (who employs Roman) should bring him on board. It makes too much sense.
Kaepernick is better than Ryan Mallet. Sorry, it is a fact. In the right situation he isn’t a bad quarterback. Before Jim Harbaugh was run out of San Fransisco, Kaepernick stole Alex Smith’s job and went to the Super Bowl. Thankfully for the Ravens, Kaepernick doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring; however he gave the Ravens fits in Super Bowl XLVII.
In his career Kaepernick has thrown for over 12,000 yards. He’s scored 72 passing touchdowns and has just 30 interceptions to his name. In other words, Kaepernick has achieved much more than Ryan Mallet.
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The Ravens don’t need a Flacco replacement. Hopefully, Flacco makes it on the field for the season opener. If he doesn’t Mallet isn’t the answer. Kaepernick’s talent did not vanish into thin air. His situation with the 49ers got worse. He doesn’t need to be better than Flacco for the Ravens to bring him in. He has to be better than Mallet.
The offensive line problems makes the understudy role important:
Even if Flacco is fine, and he doesn’t miss any of the action, the Ravens need a better backup. Mallet isn’t pressuring Flacco to perform. The quarterback that very nearly stole the Super Bowl from Flacco, will garner his attention. The Ravens could go from an okay back up to having the best understudy in the NFL. That will only make Flacco better. Competition brings out the best in everybody, right?
The Ravens offensive line is a real concern. If the Ravens have to go to a back up, having a mobile one isn’t a bad idea. John Urschel shocked the Ravens by announcing his retirement. Now the Ravens center position has even more doubt lingering around it. Flacco making it through the season without injury isn’t a given. If the Ravens are going to have to resort to a backup at some point, they should sign Kaepernick.
Leave the you don’t like Kaepernick stuff at the door. The backup quarterback is usually the most popular guy in town as the cliche goes, but most backups don’t kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick may have methods that you don’t find desirable, but you can’t say he doesn’t get his point across. He gives a lot of money to charity, and he can do what he wants to do. Kaepernick is the best possible backup the Ravens are going to find and they shouldn’t let the other stuff get in the way of winning games.