Washington Redskins rule out signing Colin Kaepernick

Heather Diaz
December 5, 2018

However, there is more concern beyond that with their quarterback situation with backup Colt McCoy now being out for the season with a broken leg. Smith broke both the tibia and fibula in his leg in a game on November 18 against the Houston Texans.

The Washington Redskins saw their playoff chances take another hit on Monday night after falling 28-13 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Now, the Redskins are once again on the market for a quarterback, needing someone to come in and backup Sanchez in case he too goes down. "Not a lot of time to really get a brand new quarterback, a new system installed and taught in a couple days of practice".

"He's been discussed (internally) but I think we will probably go in a different direction", Gruden said, via the Washington Post.

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Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance, hasn't played since the 2016 season, when he began kneeling during the national anthem as a way to protest police brutality and social and racial injustice.

"In order to utilize someone like Colin Kaepernick's skill set, you're talking about a whole new group of formations and run concepts", Gruden said. Not that Colin can't do some of the things we've talked about, but we want someone with a little more familiarity. He filed a grievance against the National Football League past year, saying team owners colluded to keep him off rosters.

McCoy went down with a fractured right fibula at the end of the first quarter, ESPN reports. "That's why we went with Sanchez".

Gruden also said McCoy might return this season.

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