Will Colin Kaepernick be a quarterback the Ravens face twice next season?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kaepernick wants to play for the Browns, who are discussing a possible trade with the 49ers to acquire Kaepernick. New Browns coach Hue Jackson had success working with Andy Dalton as the Bengals offensive coordinator, and Kaepernick is trying to revive his career after struggling last season in San Francisco.
Kaepernick had his best game of the season against the Ravens in October, completing 16 of 27 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns, helping the 49ers to a 25-20 win. That was the high point of Kaepernick’s season, and not even a month later, he lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert.
The Ravens got the best of Kaepernick when it counted most three years ago in Super Bowl XLVII, winning 34-31. But Kaepernick had a good Super Bowl and sparked a second-half rally that fell just short, completing 16 of 28 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown, and rushing for 62 yards and another touchdown.
It has been a while since Kaepernick has played with that kind of swagger, or results. But the Jets and Broncos are also reportedly interested in Kaepernick, which shows you how thin the quarterback market is.
The Browns, who hold the No. 2 pick, must decide if Kaepernick is a quarterback who can help them short-term if they draft a young quarterback or long-term if they don’t. But if the Browns acquire Kaepernick, the Ravens will cross paths with him again.