Jay Gruden addresses rumors of team pursuing Colin Kaepernick for quarterback

Jay Gruden addresses rumors of team pursuing Colin Kaepernick for quarterback

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Jay Gruden addresses rumors of team pursuing Colin Kaepernick for quarterback

The Redskins’ playoff hopes took a brutal hit on Monday night, when quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending leg injury (tibia fracture).

As such, there’s been a lot of talk about who the team could bring in for the final four games, given that Mark Sanchez probably isn’t an ideal candidate to lead the team.

The free-agent quarterback cupboard is pretty bare, as you can see below.

That’s led to talk about the team possibly targeting Colin Kaepernick, so head coach Jay Gruden addressed it in his press conference on Tuesday. Apparently, that’s not happening.

There’s a lot of talk about Kaepernick possibly being “blackballed,” and owner Dan Snyder’s political ties maybe coming into play, but none of that can be proven. Whatever the reason, Kaepernick did once lead his 49ers team to a Super Bowl, and nearly won the game. As for Sanchez, he was about as bad as you’d expect him to be in Monday’s loss, completing nine of 17 passes for 85 yards, with two interception.

Sorry, Redskins fans. It looks like Sanchez will be starting under center for the team’s final four regular-season games. The only question is who the team will sign to back him up.

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