Could we be about to see the return of Jerry Rice in a San Francisco 49ers jersey? Well technically yes.
But it won't be the 51-year old making a return to the field, rather his son, Jerry Rice Jr who has the chance to nail down a place catching passes from Colin Kaepernick. After failing to land a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the wide receiver has been handed a tryout with the team that his dad became a Pro Football Hall of Famer with.
After Rice’s initial workout with Baltimore, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had a lot of nice things to say about the youngster.
“First of all, he’s a really good athlete,” Harbaugh said. “He doesn’t have his dad’s size, but he sure got his athleticism. When you watch him run, he runs in a really similar way. The other thing is, he’s got that West Coast offense down. He’s probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle. He knows all the rules, the crossing routes what to do. Very good hands, very good athlete. He did a real nice job.”
Now the other Harbaugh will get a chance to evaluate the wideout and decide if he is worthy of a place in the NFC runners up 53 man roster.
The 5-foot-11 receiver went undrafted out of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He originally played at UCLA but failed to start any games for the Bruins and transferred for his final season of eligibility.