Good news, Colin Kaepernick fans: Jay Gruden says the Redskins are seriously considering signing the QB! But it's hard to deny that based on his resume alone, he would have been a better choice than either Mark Sanchez, who was called in to be the back-up for QB Colt McCoy, or Josh Johnson, who was signed to be Sanchez's back-up after McCoy broke his fibula. "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 talked about and discussed, but we'll probably go in a different direction".
Kaepernick has filed a collusion grievance against the National Football League for this very reason: it seems like a coordinated effort to keep him out of the NFL.
"Just football, strictly football", Gruden said.
He was the first player to kneel during the USA national anthem. Gruden said. "Do we want to go with a guy that's familiar with my terminology who we worked out last week. or go with a guy and teach, basically, a whole new kind of offense with new offensive linemen with a lot of the zone reads and all that stuff". "When you're talking about a backup quarterback this late in the game you want someone with a similar skill set to the quarterback you have". Redskins defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was the 49ers' head coach for one season during Kaepernick's time.
Sanchez had only about 20 percent of the Redskins' playbook at his disposal when he replaced McCoy on Monday night. Sanchez completed 13 of 21 passes for 100 yards and led a field goal drive to close the second quarter.
Sherman went on the "PFT PM" podcast on Tuesday and said even more, putting the entire situation into stunning and disheartening perspective.
Despite a three game slide and a general sense of foreboding surrounding the team, the Redskins are anything but out of the playoff picture. His collusion grievance, as well as his position on kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice, is going to continue to keep him from getting a job in the NFL.