Numerous reports post-NFL season last year had claimed former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a big reason for the NFL’s ratings drop during the season, and these claims may hold merit.
In an earlier report, Baltimore Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh hinted at the possibility of signing Kaepernick on to the team.
When asked about Kaepernick in an interview with Baltimore press, Harbaugh said he wouldn’t rule out signing the controversial player. “No, I wouldn’t rule it out at all,” Harbaugh said. “I mean, he’s a really good football player. I believe he’s a really good person.”
The news of this possible signing is causing an uproar with the Baltimore fan base. Reportedly from SportingNews.com, fans have reached out to the Ravens organization in staunch opposition to Kaepernick’s signing.
The Ravens have heard from numerous fans regarding Kaepernick in the last couple of days, many staunchly opposed to his signing…
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) July 28, 2017
Team owners have stated their sentiments over signing the former Super Bowl quarterback, many saying the decision would be difficult because of the reactions they would get from their fan base. First Giants owner John Mara said he had multiple letters from fans and supporters asking his team not to trade for the social activist when rumors milled about a possible signing of Kaepernick with them.
The former 49ers’ quarterback did previously compare police officers to the ‘runaway slave patrol’ back in June. He also wore socks with police officers depicted as pigs during the initial first days of his protest.
Baltimore is known to be a city where its citizens and police share a contentious relationship and signing Kaepernick could very well erupt into a hostile situation.
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