In 2013, Colin Kaepernick was a mere five yards away from becoming a Super Bowl champion, and a likely MVP. Now a free agent, Kaepernick remains the subject of a dramatic sideshow with the very team he lost to in 2013, the Baltimore Ravens. Whether or not the Ravens should sign Kaepernick is the question of the week, especially with Joe Flacco having a minor back injury. Soshould the Ravens sign the controversial quarterback?
Yes. With Joe Flacco’s bad back and last year’s injury, Baltimore needs an experienced quarterback who can step up and lead the offense to a playoff run, considering the Raven’s strong defense and key addition of Jeremy Maclin.
Although Kaepernick is loathed by many patriotic football fans (and non-football fans), the Raven’s need to focus on winning above all else. If Flacco goes down, Kaepernick is the best option available in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens. Those Ravens fans who oppose the move will certainly be frustrated when Ryan Mallett tries to take the reigns, as he has ten interceptions and only seven touchdowns in his career.
With the recent reports that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti opposes the move, while coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome are anxious to get the veteran quarterback incorporated, no one is sure what will happen next. If the Ravens signed Kaepernick, there would be immediate backlash, but if Flacco gets injured during , every Ravens fan would be thankful for the decision to sign Kaepernick.
Regardless of politics, the best football move the Ravens can make right now is to sign Colin Kaepernick, especially since Baltimore is very capable of making a big run this upcoming season.