OWINGS MILL, Md. —The offseason has come and gone and polarizing former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still in search of a job.
Several teams have been in the mix of possible places he could land, one of them being the Baltimore Ravens.
With the Thursday news of Joe Flacco missing some training camp time due to a back injury, now could be the perfect time for Kaepernick to get hired.
After the first day of Ravens' training camp, John Harbaugh touched on the matter.
"He and I have been talking throughout the summer, a number of times," Harbaugh said.
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"We've had some great conversations on the phone. I mean, it's really been a pleasure to talk to him to get to know him. You know, I like history and politics and stuff too. We've had some debates and it's been fun, he's a great guy. And he's a guy right now that's being talked about. We'll just see what happens with that. I think it will all be speculation right now. But, I think he's a really good football player and as I said at the owners meetings, I do think he'll be playing in the National Football League this year."
Kaepernick has a unique skillset, but would bring in a heavy dose of media attention and scrutiny.
But Kaepernick is somewhat familiar with the Ravens, having had to study, plan, prepare and then play the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
When asked to elaborate on the matter, Harbaugh made it clear that Kaepernick is an option depending on necessity.
"I wouldn't rule it out at all. He's a really good football player," the Ravens head coach stated. "I believe he's a really good person. It all depends on a lot of things. Depends on Colin first of all, what he wants to do, what's his passion, what's his priority, what he wants to do, what kind of shape he's in. If he's ready to go and then our needs, so we'll just kinda see where it goes. I don't think that's different for us than any other team."
Whether it's Kaepernick or not, the Ravens are in search of another QB.
"We're definitely going to get another arm in here. He's not an arm obviously, he's an accomplished football player. We always like having good football players."
Ravens training camp is just a day old but things are already moving ahead at a regular-season pace.