Thursday, January 24, 2013

Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to Jim Harbaugh


If the 49ers beat the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, folks in Baltimore have another reason to hate the team that left in the middle of the night nearly 29 years ago.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick plays for the 49ers in part because Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh.

As explained by Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, Luck returned from the Manning Passing Academy after observing Kaepernick there.

Harbaugh asked Luck if he saw anyone who looked good.  And Luck said Colin Kaepernick.

The information culminated in a clandestine trip by Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke (some might call it an “evaluation”) to work out Kaepernick.  Kaepernick and Harbaugh got into a throwing competition,
 Kaepernick won, and Harbaugh left in a huff.

And then Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick.

While Harbaugh may have discovered Kaepernick without Luck’s input, it was Luck who put Kaepernick on Harbaugh’s radar screen.

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