It's really been a pleasure to talk to him and get to know him.
"I just want to assure our fans and everybody else that all of the contraction workers have been fully vetted", Harbaugh said.
The only other quarterbacks in Ravens camp are Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan, a second-year player from of Division II West Texas A&M. Now imagine Flacco having a game like that in 2017 with Kaepernick standing on the sideline.
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback missed the first two days of training camp, and there's no telling when he will suit up. It's been fun. He's a great guy. Kaepernick's offensive coordinator with the 49ers was Greg Roman, who is now an assistant with the Ravens. He's a guy right now that's being talked about.
"We'll just see how it plays out", John Harbaugh told reporters Friday. Only speculation right now.
If Harbaugh believes Kaepernick can help him win, general manager Ozzie Newsome will be alerted, and an offer would be proffered.
For months, I've been writing that context matters in the Kaepernick conversation, and Harbaugh again illustrated that, eschewing the childish notion that being one of the 64-best quarterbacks in the world automatically makes you a fit for one of those particular jobs. "Harbaugh said [Kaepernick] is a really good football player and I believe he's a really good person". So I am sure John has a pretty good idea about the quarterback he is getting to work with.
"There's a reason why Colin is not signed yet", Harbaugh said.
In October, he finished a 24-16 loss to the Jets with no touchdowns, two interceptions and 56.8 percent of his passes completed. We are dealing with a very temporary situation with Flacco that could last as little as a week, but which should be comfortably resolved before the start of the season.