UPDATE: 4:54 p.m. EDT — Over the past 24 hours, there has been talk about Colin Kaepernick joining the Washington Red Skins after Colt McCoy‘s leg injury during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Now Jay Gruden, head coach for the Redskins, has spoken out.
According to Yahoo.com, Gruden was asked today about Kaepernick and said, “He’s been discussed [internally] but I think we will probably go in a different direction.” He also claimed the former San Francisco 49ers has a different “skill set” than what the Redskins would need. He also not signing Kaepernick had nothing to do with the kneeling controversy and was “strictly football.”
Sure it is.
The Washington Redskins pro football team has an opening for a new backup quarterback with Alex Smith and Colt McCoy being out for the rest of the season. McCoy had a severe leg injury while playing against the Philadelphia Eagles during Monday Night Football. “Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy fractured the lower part of his right fibula Monday night, resulting in Mark Sanchez taking over in only his second game with the franchise,” ESPN reported.
Now social media has called on Colin Kaepernick to be the replacement.
After kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to peacefully protest Black men being gunned down by police, Kaepernick was basically banned from the NFL. He was attacked by conservatives and President Donald Trump. However, Kaepernick’s career off the field has been fine, headlining the 30th anniversary of Nike’s “Just Do it” campaign and working on an animated series with Ava DuVernary.
Many fans still want to see him back on the field. With that said, it might be awkward for a man who is champion of social justice to join a team with a racist name. Nonetheless, social media users were still calling for Kaepernick to join the team.