Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team 'discussed' Kaepernick


The possibility of bringing in Colin Kaepernick for a tryout was "discussed" by the quarterback-needy Washington Redskins, according to coach Jay Gruden, who said Tuesday the team made a "strictly football" decision to look elsewhere.

Gruden's excuse is that Kaepernick wouldn't have time to get accustomed to a new system, although the same can be said for any quarterback on the market. "He's been talked about, but we'll probably go in a different direction".

"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.

Outside of a 90-yard touchdown romp from Adrian Peterson, McCoy's replacement, Mark Sanchez, proved mostly ineffective in moving the Washington offense.

It's Week 14 now, and the Washington Redskins have one quarterback able to play.

Kaepernick has filed a collusion suit against the National Football League, arguing that owners have colluded to keep him off any National Football League roster since he hit free agency in 2017.

Meanwhile, Colt McCoy, making his second start in place of Alex Smith, reportedly sustained a broken fibula in the second quarter of the game. Yates before going with Sanchez.

Gruden said that they would need to build a specific package of plays and formations to take advantage of Kaepernick's athleticism, and that doing so this late in the season wasn't realistic. This also means Washington will have to bring in another veteran quarterback in free agency.