With the recent rise in awareness to social injustice across the United States, QB Colin Kaepernick’s name has returned to headlines as many speculate if he will finally get another shot in the NFL. Betonline.ag recently released the odds of teams signing Kaepernick. The Baltimore Ravens currently have the best odds at +225. The Seattle Seahawks are second at +275 and the Houston Texans are third at +400.
Kaepernick is now 32 years old and will turn 33 during the 2020 season. The last game that Kaepernick played in was in Week 17 of the 2016 season. He finished his final season with 16 passing touchdowns to four interceptions with a QB rating of 90.7 and a completion percentage of 59.21%.
The Ravens reportedly came close to signing Kaepernick in 2017, but a deal never came to fruition. According to Hall-of-Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, the organization decided not to sign Kaepernick after a controversial tweet by his girlfriend directed at owner Steve Bisciotti and Lewis. Baltimore has since signed and re-signed Robert Griffin III and drafted two quarterbacks, one of which being the reigning league MVP.
It’s fair to question if Kaepernick would be a better choice than Griffin as the backup to Lamar Jackson, especially given the relationship between Jackson and Griffin. Griffin has been praised by coaches and players for his guidance of the young superstar QB. It’s possible that Griffin’s mentorship provides more value to the Ravens than a potential upgrade in play with Kaepernick.
It is worth noting the connections that Kaepernick already has to Baltimore. Most notably his connection with offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Roman was the OC for the San Francisco 49ers for several years with Kaepernick at QB, including the 2012 season which resulted in a Super Bowl appearance. Kaepernick also played under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the brother of John Harbaugh.
How do you feel? Should the Ravens sign Kaepernick to compete with Griffin?
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