Ravens Pass On Colin Kaepernick, Sign Arena League Quarterback To Fill In For Joe Flacco

After it was reported that Joe Flacco suffered a back injury that could sideline him 3-6 weeks through training camp and potentially into the season, the first thought that came to everyone’s mind, was Colin Kaepernick.

Though it seemed almost certain the Ravens would bring the former 49ers quarterback in for a workout considering he’s inarguably the most talented QB on the free agent market at this time, yet another NFL team has decided to steer away from him and opt for a lesser player with less baggage.

That player in Arena Football League quarterback David Olson.


Olson played for the Kansas City Phantoms of Champions Indoor Football and will report to Ravens training camp Friday.

He appeared in four games with the Phantoms during the 2017 season, completing 54.3 percent of his passes and tossing nine touchdowns and four interceptions, per Fanragsports.

Olson played at college under Jim Harbaugh, the brother of Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, but never threw a pass, much less took a snap during his regime.