That man is Colin Kaepernick, and the injury that could get him there belongs to Baltimore Ravens star Joe Flacco.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Flacco is expected to be able to return once the regular season arrives, but with back injuries, you never know.
Just ask Tony Romo.
Back injuries are unpredictable for the likes of you and me. You know, the ones with (mostly) normal 9-5 jobs, outside of this post-midnight publish of course. Not too different from the likes of Joe Flacco, except for the 300-350 pound elite athletes that are essentially trying to break his back by sacking him.
What's worse, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, this is an injury that has been bothering for 'a little while.' He felt something after working out today, underwent further testing and the disc issue popped up.
Doesn't exactly bode well for a quarterback that's about to take a six-month beating.
When Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan (who?) are the other two quarterbacks on the roster, the next question becomes, who can we bring in to help? Training camp has expanded rosters, so teams need more quarterbacks to properly evaluate the entire team, regardless of how capable they are of actually playing in the NFL.
The Chargers are bringing in a polarizing quarterback of their own for a visit in Robert Griffin III, but the better fit in Baltimore, for a variety of reasons, is Colin Kaepernick.