Washington worked out a group of quarterbacks following the season-ending injury Alex Smith suffered against Houston on Nov. 18 and ultimately settled on signing veteran Mark Sanchez.
So the quarterback discussion resurfaces for Washington, again with one prominent name at the top of the list of possibilities.
“Obviously the biggest name is going to be Colin Kaepernick. It was discussed two weeks ago. It’s going to get discussed again now,” NBC Sports Redskins Insider JP Finlay said on Redskins Postgame Live Monday night.
“I don’t know. I think when you were bringing somebody in to back up Colt and Colt is your guy to give you a chance to keep this ship moving forward and maybe sneak into the playoffs, Kaepernick didn’t make sense. I’m not sure Kaepernick doesn’t make sense now.
“He’s the best of the available options and he’s probably better than the guy you have going. He hasn’t been in the NFL, hasn’t been in practice, hasn’t been in a game in some time. There’s a lot more to that equation. There’s a lawsuit against the NFL. There’s reported interest that the Redskins would never bring him in. There’s all sorts of things, but I think now the Colin Kaepernick discussion should at least be had.”
National attention has been focused on Kaepernick since 2016 after he took a prominent role in pregame demonstrations during the national anthem in support of social justice.
He last played in the NFL during the 2016 season when he started 11 games for the San Francisco 49ers. During that time, he completed 59.2 percent of his passes to go along with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
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