Will we ever see Colin Kaepernick in an NFL jersey again?
There has been an exuberance of quarterback injuries this season, yet Kaepernick still is unsigned. The 31-year-old hasn’t even had a work out with a team this season, while other QBs like T.J. Yates, E.J. Manuel and Mark Sanchez have gotten calls.
After Alex Smith’s brutal leg injury, Sanchez was signed to be Colt McCoy’s backup for the Washington Redskins, but he was forced into action Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles after McCoy also broke his leg. It was his first time seeing NFL action since Week 17 of the 2016 season.
Kaepernick also hasn’t played since Week 17 of the 2016 campaign, but surely for different reasons than Sanchez. Sanchez is 37-35 over the course of his eight-year career with 86 touchdowns and 87 interceptions. Kaepernick is 28-30 before over 58 games, but with 72 touchdown passes to only 30 interceptions and a Super Bowl appearance to boot.
Head coach Jay Gruden revealed Monday that Kaepernick has crossed the Redskins’ mind, but it doesn’t sound like you’ll be seeing the former San Francisco 49ers QB in the nation’s capital.
Washington reportedly is setting its sights on another former San Francisco quarterback to backup Sanchez.
It’s been two years since Kaepernick last touched the field in an NFL game and it seems unlikely he will sign before the end of this season. But maybe the Redskins somewhat considering him will lead to other teams to think more about him in the future.
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