After losing their top two quarterbacks to injury, the Redskins are in the market for another signal caller. The Redskins will once again audition E.J. Manuel, T.J. Yates, Josh Johnson, and others as they look to support de facto starter Mark Sanchez, coach Jay Gruden announced.
Naturally, reporters pressed Gruden on whether Colin Kaepernick is or was a consideration for the team. Gruden acknowledged that Kaepernick was discussed, but it doesn’t sound as though he was a real candidate for the Redskins.
“[There’s] not a lot of time to get a brand new QB and a system installed and taught in a couple days. He’s been talked about and discussed, but we’ll probably go in a different direction,” Gruden said (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s John Keim).
Backup Colt McCoy stepped in when Alex Smith was lost to a scary leg injury, but McCoy was knocked out of action this week when he suffered a broken fibula of his own. McCoy is holding out hope that he can return in a matter of weeks, but that will be a moot point unless Sanchez can lead the Redskins to a winning streak that will put them in the playoff mix.
The 6-6 Redskins have a 26% chance of reaching the playoffs and a 7% chance of bypassing the Cowboys and Eagles for the divisional crown. It’ll be an uphill battle, however, with Sanchez under center behind a depleted offensive line.
12 comments on “Redskins To Work Out Free Agent QBs”
The way their QB’s are going down, maybe they should sign Kap.
Least if he got hurt we would stop dealing with this stupid situation. Dudes done in the nfl just let it be.
People just can’t accept that
When will people get it? Kaep Is not playing because he does not want to play.
Cap needs to realize that he’s not going to be signed by anyone ever. Why would a team want all that baggage? oh wait, the Redskins just claimed a guy with a ton of baggage. Dan Snyder is a douchebag, go ahead and sign Kapernick
Being a football fan can be so weird… I’m a Cowboys fan, and I firmly believe Philadelphia is far more of a threat in the division than Washington… So there I was on a Monday night, not only rooting for Washington, but hoping Mark Sanchez could pull off a miracle…
Even being a Dallas fan, I can’t help but feel (somewhat) awful for the Redskins.
I’ve been a Skins fans since the 80’s with all those division titles and SB’s. Don’t feel sorry for us. The entire mess for the past 20 years is Dan Snyder. Until he’s gone, we won’t win, simple as that.
Bring a Cowboy fan, I would hope that the Eagles, Giants and Redskins lose every game, every year but not at the expense of players getting injured … I would prefer the Cowboys win by beating teams when they’re completely healthy
I thought Manuel had a pretty good camp. Wonder why he’s not signed.
So basically it’s time for fans in Washington to start following the Capitals.
Kaep: 16 TDs and 4 INTs his last year in SF.
Then Blaine Gabbert took his job! LoL