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 Washington Football Team, 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 Washington Football Team would need. He also not signing Kaepernick had nothing to do with the kneeling controversy and was “strictly football.”
Sure it is.
The Washington Washington Football Team 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 Washington Football Team 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.
The @Redskins are now out TWO quarterbacks. So why don't they sign @Kaepernick7??— Joe Madison (@MadisonSiriusXM) December 4, 2018
I don’t know what Colt McCoy’s injury isnor how long he’ll be out,but this would be the perfect time and opportunity for the @nfl and the @Redskins to offer Colin Kaepernick and opportunity to play.He’s clearly far more qualified than most of the other options. Prove no collusion— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) December 4, 2018
The Redskins signed Rueben Foster a few hours after his latest domestic violence charge. But now, down to their 3rd string QB, they won’t sign Colin Kaepernick because that would be controversial.— Dave Pell (@davepell) December 4, 2018
@Redskins bring in @Kaepernick7 he’s better than those qbs.— John (@RIPBPBlackMamba) December 4, 2018
Go sign Colin Kaepernick stop playing around with the wack-ass quarterbacks that's out there in free agency— lou-tenant (@kwik619) December 4, 2018
If the Redskins picked up Colin Kaepernick now that all they have left is Sanchez they so would be so hated for so many different reasons they could possibly Unite the country. #MondayNightFootball #redskins #foster #ColinKaepernick #NFL— Trness (@trnesses) December 4, 2018
Here’s the fact: If the #Redskins don’t sign Colin Kaepernick, the season is definitely over. He’s the only QB out there that at least gives us a chance.— Bobby Blanco (@Bobby_Blanco) December 4, 2018
If you’re not gonna sign him, bring on the draft.
@ThomasBoswellWP if the Redskins do not now go after Colin Kaepernick, the conspiracy charge against the NFL becomes even more ironclad.— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) December 4, 2018
The fact that the Redskins are willing to sign Reuben Foster and not Colin Kaepernick is utterly atrocious. This lifelong Skins fan hopes they do not win another game.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) December 4, 2018