Gruden told reporters during a conference call that there would have been "a greater possibility" of considering Kaepernick for a roster spot if the Redskins were in need of a QB in Week 1 rather than at this stage of the season. "He's been talked about, but we'll probably go in a different direction". The Redskins signed Mark Sanchez in November, and Sanchez became the team's new starter on Monday after McCoy went down against the Eagles.
"Not that Colin can't do some of the things I'm talking about".
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Here's a look at the two plays he managed to complete with the broken leg. "That's why we went with Sanchez". Sanchez being with [offensive coordinator Matt] Cavanaugh helped out a lot. Which Sanchez did. We just wanted somebody to have a similar skill set to Colt and had a little bit of familiarity with some of the concepts that we've been running.
It doesn't appear Kaepernick will get the same chance Sanchez did Monday - to play for the first time since the 2016 season. He threw an interception and fumbled once, though he recovered the ball.
Kaepernick has filed a collusion suit against the National Football League, arguing that owners have colluded to keep him off any National Football League roster since he hit free agency in 2017.
Gruden also said McCoy might return this season.