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Redskins 'discussed' Colin Kaepernick but don't expect him to land in Washington

Redskins 'discussed' Colin Kaepernick but don't expect him to land in Washington

As soon as Colt McCoy went down against the Eagles on Monday night, the question was brought up for the second time in a few weeks: Should the Redskins sign Colin Kaepernick?

Jay Gruden said on Tuesday that the team has discussed Kaepernick as a possible solution for the Redskins backup quarterback position, but  will not sign him. 

Mark Sanchez is currently the only healthy QB on Washington's roster. He'll need a backup for Sunday's game against the Giants, and the Redskins already brought in a collection of veteran free agent passers two weeks ago after Alex Smith went down, including E.J. Manuel, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates.

Those players will be considered now for the backup spot, along with two new QBs, Landry Jones and Ryan Mallett, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Gruden said that bringing Kaepernick in at this stage of the season would require too many offensive changes, including new run concepts and protection packages. The coach also said that the best fit for the Redskins now would be a QB familiar with his offensive system, and that could include previous stops in Cincinnati. Johnson would fit that bill.

As for Kaepernick, Gruden said that if the injuries piled up early in the season, the former 49ers passer would gave garnered greater consideration. At this point, however, in Week 13, there would be too much new installation for a QB that has been out of football nearly two years. 

"We're 6-6 and we still have a lot to play for," Gruden said. "It's not like were 0-12."

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

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Aaron Rodgers and Brooks Koepka, Kirk Cousins and Rickie Fowler and other QB/golfer comparisons

You may not immediately think quarterbacks and golfers have a lot in common, but the two types of athletes do share quite a few similarities.

They both look to rack up yardage. They both need to play their best on Sundays. And they both have to be as mentally sharp as they are physically in form.

So, with all that in mind (and, frankly, because Redskins training camp is still more than a month away), why not try to match up QBs with guys on the PGA Tour? 

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That's the purpose of this NBCSportsWashington.com gallery, to pair up passers with golfers because of key traits they share. Who's the Patrick Mahomes on the links? Who's the Dustin Johnson of the NFL?

Those answers, and plenty more, lie in this list. So, go ahead and run through it, then head over to @PeteHaileyNBCS on Twitter to praise (or rip... yeah, most likely rip) the choices. No one will throw a flag or assess you a two-stroke penalty if you have some disagreements.  

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Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins reacts to winning Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year

Ohio State named former quarterback Dwayne Haskins the 2019 Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, a few months after the Washington Redskins drafted Haskins in the first round. 

Washington drafted Haskins 15th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, after Haskins threw 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns with Ohio State in the 2018 season, the first season he started for the Buckeyes.

Haskins also set 28 Ohio State and seven Big Ten records in his junior year with the Buckeyes, after which he was awarded the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award. 

Now Haskins vies for a spot as the Redskins' starting quarterback, after attending both Washington's voluntary organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. The rookie is one of three players––including Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, who is working back from injury––fighting for that spot in the starting lineup, as Washington prepares for the preseason.  

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