Baltimore Ravens: Could Colin Kaepernick be heading elsewhere?

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Colin Kaepernick
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Colin Kaepernick /

With the injury to Dolphins’ starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, could this be the end of the Colin Kaepernick news for the Baltimore Ravens?

If you’re like me, you are tired of talking about Colin Kaepernick. Whether you agree with his stance or not, it seems every day there is a different story. And for the Baltimore Ravens, Kaepernick has been heavily linked to them over the past few weeks.

With a back injury to Joe Flacco and poor play by the backups, a potential move would make sense. Yet, it seems the team has been hesitant to make a move. Reports surfaced that a potential signing was being blocked by Ravens’ owner Steve Bisciotti, but the team sent out a statement denying that rumor.

Now, it seems like we might be able to take a deep breath. The Kaepernick media circus might be taking itself to another franchise.

Ryan Tannehill Injury

There have been a ton of big injuries already to start training camp, especially to the Ravens, but we might have seen the worst one yet. Today in Dolphins’ training camp starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a non-contact leg injury.

Based on the Twitter video, it didn’t look good.

With Matt Moore as the next man up, this could spell trouble for the Dolphins. Is there a chance they go after Colin Kaepernick?

Of course, the news is already starting to gain some traction. Kaepernick has already been mentioned among the Dolphins’ front office as a potential replacement.

With a chance to be a starting quarterback this season, a move would make sense for Kaepernick. We’ve already seen him turn down teams before because he was looking for a starting gig.

Ravens are better off at this point

From a football standpoint, the Ravens are better off without Colin Kaepernick right now. Don’t get me wrong, he would be a solid insurance option behind Joe Flacco, but the team has more important needs right now.

Just today, recently signed tight end Larry Donnell went down with a hand/finger injury. He could miss some time depending on the severity. On top of that they Ravens have lost two lineman in John Urschel and Nico Siragusa within the past week. Both might not have starters this season, but the Ravens are losing depth nonetheless. That could prove to be a problem once the season starts up.

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At this point, having Colin Kaepernick is more of a luxury than a necessity.