After losing Alex Smith for the rest of the season with a broken leg, Colt McCoy will take over as the Redskins starting quarterback.
In turn, that means the Redskins need a new backup quarterback. Washington does not have another passer on the roster or the practice squad, and with the trade deadline already passed, the 'Skins have to turn to available free agents or other practice squad players.
There are a number of candidates available for the job, and a few names the Redskins are bringing in for workouts on Monday.
One name that won't get called: former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
Another source tells PFT that team president Bruce Allen previously has made clear within the organization his position that Kaepernick won’t be signed by Washington, ever.
Florio explained that the Redskins have not reached out to Kaepernick and will not be reaching out.
Certainly a capable passer, Kaepernick guided the 49ers to the 2012 Super Bowl and has a career 60 percent completion rate with 72 TDs against 30 INTs in 58 career starts.
There is more to the situation, obviously. As a political activist, Kaepernick works to bring light to racial inequality and law enforcement issues across the country, and he famously began to kneel while the national anthem was played before NFL games. He hasn't played in the NFL since 2016.
Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that the league is colluding against him playing due to his activism.
There are some ties to Kaepernick with the Redskins.
To start, Kaepernick played with Smith in San Francisco, before replacing him as the starting QB in 2012. Additionally, Redskins QB coach Kevin O'Connell worked on that Niners staff.
Regardless, per the report, don't expect Kaepernick to get considered in Washington.
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