Washington has discussed Colin Kaepernick but unlikely to pursue him

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Washington coach Jay Gruden revealed Tuesday the team has discussed bringing in free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

But while the team is giving Reuben Foster a second chance, it does not appear they will do the same for Kaepernick.

“He’s been talked about and discussed, but we will probably go a different direction,” Gruden said of Kaepernick, via Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan.

When Alex Smith was lost for the year in a Nov. 18 game against the Texans, Washington worked out EJ Manuel, Kellen Clemens, Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates. They signed Sanchez, who now is their starter after Colt McCoy fractured his right leg Monday night.

Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options, though no one has given him an opportunity since 2016 when he and San Francisco parted ways.

He went 28-30, started in a Super Bowl and threw 72 touchdowns and only 30 interceptions in six seasons in San Francisco. Kaepernick also ran for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.

PFT reported after Smith’s injury that Kaepernick wants to play and continues to work out five hours a day, six days a week in hopes of that happening.

123 responses to “Washington has discussed Colin Kaepernick but unlikely to pursue him

  1. Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options, though no one has given him an opportunity since 2016 when he and San Francisco parted ways.

    Yeah, don’t let the fact that Denver made him a offer cloud your agenda.

  2. I knew it. Yesterday I said pft would put a what about krapernick story by tomorrow which is today. Lol. Krapernick stinks. Let it go pft. Smh.
    Krapernick is a wildcat rb pretending to be a qb. He can’t read defenses. His accuracy and timing is awfully bad. He has no pocket presense, no touch on his passes. He’s a one read then takes off running every time. He got outplayed by gabbert twice. Got benched for gabbert twice. He had a total of four yards against the bears before getting benched. Every backup in the nfl is better than krapernic
    . He’s a downgrade to every team.

  3. He went 28-30, started in a Super Bowl and threw 72 touchdowns and only 30 interceptions in six seasons in San Francisco. Kaepernick also ran for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.
    _______________________________________________

    That’s great. What the author failed to mention is that he was benched for Blaine Gabbert due to poor performance, and this was before he started protesting.

  4. The league hasn’t yet realized that if they really resent him, the best way to neutralize him is probably to sign him. It would be a big story at first, but almost certainly would devolve into a non-story through a few weeks of mediocre play on a middling team, especially if he’s signed in an official backup capacity, filling in until the starter returns. Eventually he’d be just another guy and few would care.

    What they’re doing now, on the other hand, has essentially made him a martyr who’s not bound by the limitations of protocol for actual employed players.

    Of course, signing him carries the small risk that he would have huge success and again become a phenomenon on the field and thus impossible for any team to shake.

    But I have to think at some point a team will be willing to take that risk.

  5. Sign Kap for how much money, and would Kap accept it? That’s a sticky point that is never mentioned.

  6. edelman2amendola says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Well it would definitely make for a good story line for the news channels, given Washington is the nations capital.

    —SMH. I seriously cannot understand stupid. Guess the March on Washington, another form of peaceful protest would also make for an interesting storyline because it was held on the National Mall. Learn the Constitution.

  7. I understand CK’s protest even though I don’t agree with how he did it as a vet I really didn’t like it but that’s his right and I wouldn’t stop watching football because I like it regardless of the players politics. But PFT’s pounding for CK to get another job is understandable but you refuse to acknowledge the other factors involved besides his protest. You act like wearing pig socks and a Castro shirt right when Miami needed a QB is no big deal. You act like his girlfriend saying the ravens owner is a slave master right before they were going to sign him isn’t suspect. You act like Denver offering him a contract never happened. and while you say Tebow should have joined the Canadian Football league if he was serious about playing again you don’t suggest the same for CK. I personally think CK doesn’t want to play football again. He has never came out himself and said he wants to play and he lost a lot of weight being a vegan and seems to find a way to offend any team that looks at him seriously. I wouldn’t be surprised if he said he couldn’t play for a team with the name redskins if they offered him a tryout and you would still defend him for some reason. Also he didn’t start sitting on the bench during the anthem until he was benched for Blaine Gabbert. my personal belief is he was pouting and made up the whole protest thing when questioned about it. So the bottom line is I have no problem with you backing him for his protest or wanting him to get another job but at least acknowledge the things he did to put himself in this situation that had nothing to do with the anthem protest.

  8. Offer him a game to game contract if allowed by the CBA and cut him after one game if he’s worse than Sanchez (that would be tough). The NFL then shakes the dreaded collusion shadow.

  9. The thing with Kaep is that you need to run the single wing. Going to be tough to do behind that O-line. Also Peterson is a straight North-South runner.

    But Washington’s D is good enough that it could help them go 3-1 and win the division.

    Might as well roll the dice. Sanchez is not going to cut it.

  10. If it wasn’t for political agenda, no one would be pretending that Kaepernick is any good any more. Yes, he went to a Super Bowl, but that was before NFL defenses adjusted to playing the Option and no one plays it anymore.

    Kaepernick lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert, who no one would deny is a lower tier backup, BEFORE even starting to kneel.

    Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed. He just isn’t any good anymore, and no one wants a backup who causes a huge PR issue and isn’t good at the offense your team plays. And if he even wanted to play anymore, he’d be a Raven rather than let his girlfriend sabotage that.

  11. I think we can all agree that in an ideal world, the Redskins would sign him and he changes his name to “Mueller” just to trigger the snowflakes.

  12. Rueben Foster deserves a second chance but Kaep on the other hand has assaulted more than one person doesn’t respect the national anthem. Foster only hurt one person so he deserves another shot.

  13. I think he WAS a better option that most backups & several starters… 2 years ago. Now that he hasn’t played in 2 years I think he’d be way too rusty for a 1 season rental like in Washington. But he should have been playing these last 2 years. A bunch of mouth breathers will tell you he was no good, but deep down they know better. His numbers as a starter his last year were pretty good for being on a crap sandwich team.

  14. Sign a quality CFL QB before bringing in this guy who’s been out of the game for 2 years.

  15. Right. Sign him to a team that has Alex Smith at 4 yrs/$94m.

    The same Alex Smith that got the 49ers to 6-2 before his concussion and benched for Kapernick the rest of the season. The only year 49ers got to the Super Bowl because Smith got them that great start.

  16. I think the Redskins should call Kaepernick’s bluff.
    (Any NFL team needed a QB should do this)

    Formerly offer a 2 year deal at a press conference. (Really, 20 games)
    $1 million guaranteed this year. (4 games left)
    $2 Million next year plus incentives.

    If this is done, then the collusion clown lawyer can see that a public offer has been made. (Not to mention that Kap opted out of SF, said no to Denver, Seattle and had his GF stop the Ravens deal)

  17. denverscott says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options, though no one has given him an opportunity since 2016 when he and San Francisco parted ways.

    Yeah, don’t let the fact that Denver made him a offer cloud your agenda.
    _______________________________________

    Total misinformation. Get your facts straight before you promote your agenda.

  18. People seem to be letting sentiment and hype cloud their judgement.
    Kaepernick when he was last playing was not good.

    Don’t act like the two options for the Redskins are:
    1) Sign Kaepernick, go to the playoffs
    2) Sign QB X, start Sanchez, lose 4 games

    First, if they went and signed Kaepernick tonight, he isn’t playing Sunday, so they’re already down to 3 games left. If he learns the system fast enough he plays max 3 games for a team already most likely out of the playoffs by that time. What’s the point?

    If anything Kaepernick at this point is going to be an offseason pick up. If Washington is getting into camp and it looks like Smith is behind schedule or worse, looks like he isn’t coming back, yeah, then pick up Kaepernick and see what he can do with an offseason of prep.

  19. You can hate on Kap all ypu want….and yeah I get that he was offered a contract by Denver and refused to stop kneeling….but the most galling thing about this whole situation is that Kap at one time WAS somebody….and he is continually being disregarded for QB’s who have never been any good at any time anywhere for any team. That is appalling. Marc Sanchez, Kellen Clemens, and the rest of the names we continually see get jobs have never been worth a spot on any team. Yet here they are. Nathan Peterman has a better chance of getting a shot at a team than Colin Kapernick. And from the standpoint of putting out a product that is worth the money that fans are paying its disgusting to not at least explore the option.

  20. I wish Washington (or anyone) would just sign the guy and end this ridiculous distraction. Not that it would end immediately, but the collusion case would most likely disintegrate along with the constant talking about a guy who has barely said a word since all this started happening. I and every other NFL fan should be beyond whether or not we agree with what he’s done or how he went about doing it; that’s no longer the main issue. The issue is whether or not he belongs on a team (he does) and whether or not a team will grow a pair and take a chance on a guy who, despite limitations, had stretches where he looked better than the majority of backups and probably 1/3 of the starters in the league right now.

    Washington is in prime position right now to do the league and its fans a massive favor. Your starting QB was horrifically injured, your backup is down, your 3rd string is a proven joke and your season has essentially been placed on IR. Sign Kaepernick, make a statement about his track record and experience, tell everyone he’ll compete for a starting spot immediately (and a possible backup job in 2019). It’ll take the stink off of his name, help Washington cover up the signing of a woman-beating scumbag and, ultimately, make these headlines dissipate.

    Goodell should be on the phone with Snyder right now begging him to do it.

  21. “Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options”

    Really? The same guy that was beat out by Blaine Gabbert? How about Jay Cutler? Is he not a better option?

  22. El Guapo says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:45 pm
    I think we can all agree that in an ideal world, the Redskins would sign him and he changes his name to “Mueller” just to trigger the snowflakes.

    I knew it was only a matter of time before a MAGAT weighed in.

  23. MARK SANCHEZ CAREER STATS
    78 GAMES – 15,319 YARDS – 86TD – 87 INT – 73.7 QBR

    COLIN KAEPERNICK CAREER STATS

    69 GAMES – 12,272 YARDS – 72TD – 30 INT – 88.9 QBR

    Win by taking care of the ball. It’s not even a debate who the better QB is. If Washington wants to have any chance at winning the division they better sign Kap. Watch Sanchez break his leg, and they still not sign Kap. Waste an opportunity to win the division…smh

  24. I think the biggest problem when bringing in Kaepernick, is the circus that will follow him.

    Lot of distraction and unneeded cameras.

  25. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:57 pm
    “Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options”

    Really? The same guy that was beat out by Blaine Gabbert? How about Jay Cutler? Is he not a better option?

    Which is interesting because last I checked don’t people hate Cutler more than Kapernick?

  26. I see cherry-picking stats. How about after the league figured him out?

    – last three seasons: 8-8, 2-6 and (yikes!) 1-10.
    – Completion percentage 59.8%.
    – 177 yards passing per game.
    – 171 sacked, 1,060 yards lost

  27. denverscott says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options, though no one has given him an opportunity since 2016 when he and San Francisco parted ways.

    Yeah, don’t let the fact that Denver made him a offer cloud your agenda.

    —————————
    So by “Resume” you mean tape from 2013? What else would you suggest he could produce? Any recent workout vieos we dont know about?

  28. People talking about how Kap got benched of course won’t take into account that he had no weapons but still threw 12 tds to 3 Int or that his coach at the time is no longer in the NFL. LOL…there sure are a lot of triggered ppl who don’t think for themselves

  29. But but but Sanchez is obviously so much better than Kaepernick! Obviously that’s the case since he’s employed and Kaep isn’t, duh.

  30. If Kaepernick is such a mighty social justice warrior, wouldn’t he be a hypocrite to even consider playing on a team that correctly refuses to change it’s name from Washington Redskins?

  31. John Manziel went to the CFL to work on his craft and improve his game. That takes guts and determination.

    What has Kaepernick done to show NFL executives that he cares about football and improve his deficiencies like learning to read NFL defenses beyond “one read & run”?

  32. denverscott says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options, though no one has given him an opportunity since 2016 when he and San Francisco parted ways.

    Yeah, don’t let the fact that Denver made him a offer cloud your agenda.

    —z
    How about being honest they offered him a massive pay cut when he had guaranteed money. Let’s not act like he walked away from a job. The Broncos pursued Kaepernick before he began protesting. When Denver gave a contract offer to Kaepernick, it was as part of a trade negotiation between the Broncos and 49ers in spring 2016.

  33. “He went 28-30, started in a Super Bowl and threw 72 touchdowns and only 30 interceptions in six seasons in San Francisco. Kaepernick also ran for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.”
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    These stats are tossed out there without context…as if any team would automatically receive this level of play if they were smart enough to sign CK. Add some context, and you’d discover that most of those stats came early in his career when he was running a gimmick offense that is no longer run in the NFL. Once DC’s got tape on CK and forced him to be a drop back passer, his performance tanked. He was never that accurate or had much touch. He also couldn’t read defenses and go thru his progressions for anything! What made him dangerous was his legs and the unique offense that allowed him to use those weapons. If you’re looking for a prototypical QB…this is NOT your best choice on the market today.

  34. Rodney Pyram says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    MARK SANCHEZ CAREER STATS
    78 GAMES – 15,319 YARDS – 86TD – 87 INT – 73.7 QBR

    COLIN KAEPERNICK CAREER STATS

    69 GAMES – 12,272 YARDS – 72TD – 30 INT – 88.9 QBR

    Win by taking care of the ball. It’s not even a debate who the better QB is. If Washington wants to have any chance at winning the division they better sign Kap. Watch Sanchez break his leg, and they still not sign Kap. Waste an opportunity to win the division…smh

    ————
    as far as those two stat lines you show there I actually would choose Kaeps. I know most of Sanchezs numbers are higher but those 87 interceptions tip the scale. But I will agree Kaep has been less effective at winning games for the last five years plus out of football and not even trying (that I have ever seen) to get back in so I still agree with you Sanchez is the better choice. But really either guy is a pure desperation, need a warm body, move. IMHO Washington is cooked anyhow from the snakebites and wiuld ge better off trying some undrafted rookie just to see if they got lucky on a hidden gem.

  35. Nathan Peterman is available. He would stand for the anthem if it weren’t for the fact that the CD he had it on would get picked off before he could play it.

  36. Stop with the Denver offered him a contract deal. Just for the record, it’s frankly not true. Please do some research before letting your bias force you to repeat the irresponsible statements of others.

    Yes, the former 49ers quarterback, who filed a collusion grievance against the NFL earlier this year, did turn down an offer from the Broncos … in April 2016 — months before he ever protested racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem. It was widely reported by multiple outlets at the time.

    Kaepernick was still on San Francisco’s roster when he declined Elway’s offer. The 49ers were willing to trade him to the Broncos, but Denver wanted to rework his contract before finalizing a deal. The team reportedly asked Kaepernick to take a pay cut that would drop his annual salary down to around $7 million. He declined the offer and remained on the 49ers, who paid him $12 million that season. It’s safe to say anyone in his position would have made the same decision.

  37. “Minus the kneel, there’s no way this guy’s not a candidate for any QB opening in the NFL.”
    ————————————
    If what you say is true, then why does Eric Reid have a job and dozens of other players who knelt?? Clearly kneeling alone doesn’t keep you off an NFL roster if you have talent.

  38. akira1971 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    I see cherry-picking stats. How about after the league figured him out?

    – last three seasons: 8-8, 2-6 and (yikes!) 1-10.
    – Completion percentage 59.8%.
    – 177 yards passing per game.
    – 171 sacked, 1,060 yards lost
    —————————————————————————————-
    Speaking of cherry-picking stats, where are Kap’s running stats?

  39. I don’t know even know what to think anymore. He’s not that bad of a quarterback. Just think, if he didn’t have the baggage, would you really choose Sanchez over Kaepernick? Trust me, I’m not a fan of his. He supported Castro and didn’t know what the hell for. He was clueless when the reporters asked him those questions. Blah Blah bye bye

  40. Why? Why does his name keep coming up? He’s turned down opportunities wanting more pay, his girlfriend caused him not to be hired in Baltimore because she claimed slave owner and grunt worker mentality between their owner and Ray Lewis while he was in house interviewing, and Kaep last reported wasn’t even in playing shape! Why??

  41. Kaepernick wants to play and continues to work out five hours a day, six days a week in hopes of that happening.
    ,,,
    LoL. What a bunch of BS. He’s lazy and his passing skills are awful. He reminds me of tebows passing skills.

  42. really2011 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm
    Stop with the Denver offered him a contract deal. Just for the record, it’s frankly not true. Please do some research before letting your bias force you to repeat the irresponsible statements of others.

    Yes, the former 49ers quarterback, who filed a collusion grievance against the NFL earlier this year, did turn down an offer from the Broncos … in April 2016 — months before he ever protested racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem. It was widely reported by multiple outlets at the time.

    Kaepernick was still on San Francisco’s roster when he declined Elway’s offer. The 49ers were willing to trade him to the Broncos, but Denver wanted to rework his contract before finalizing a deal. The team reportedly asked Kaepernick to take a pay cut that would drop his annual salary down to around $7 million. He declined the offer and remained on the 49ers, who paid him $12 million that season. It’s safe to say anyone in his position would have made the same decision.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Follow your own advice. What you just described is the genesis of Kaep’s attitude. SF didn’t want him and then Gabbert was being discussed as the starter during the preseason (but not named outright until the opener). Kaepernick got mad and sat. He was asked about it at the time and he HAD NO ANSWER. the following week he sat again (but was actually in uniform so more people noticed) and he gave the first oppression narrative that has since been refined. The reason he sat in the first place was that he was butthurt and when his fake reason was accepted and he became a hero/martyr he has not looked back and has not tried to get signed.

  43. “Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options,”

    His career stats are very misleading; not sure why you are still using those to grade him. Look at his last two seasons, after the league figured out how to defend him, not at his first two years as a starter.

  44. skmad2014 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Why not give it a shot? You aren’t winning any games with Sanchez, that’s pretty much a given.
    ,,,,,,
    You’re not winning with krapernick either, so why bring the circus to town?

  45. agent7x6 says: “Speaking of cherry-picking stats, where are Kap’s running stats?”
    ===================================

    It’s already in the article… why would I need to repost that?

  46. From Pro Football Reference, Kaepernick’s QB rating by year:

    2011: 81.2
    2012: 98.3
    2013: 91.6
    2014: 86.4
    2015: 78.5
    2016: Benched for Blaine Gabbert, THEN starts kneeling. Has slight uptick in stats going back and forth with Gabbert in a season that was pretty much entirely garbage time, so the whole “16 TDs to 4 picks!” argument isn’t impressive.

    Also, has not beaten an opponent that was not the Jeff Fisher coached Rams since October 2015.

    Other kneelers are signed because they have talent that outweighs their PR headache. Kaepernick does not, so he is not signed. If anything, Reuben Foster proves that the Redskins would sign ANYONE if they thought that person would help them win. But they don’t want Kaepernick.

    It’s not a conspiracy. It’s not blackballing. He’s just done. Those that don’t want to admit that are more concerned with a political narrative than football.

  47. FinFan68 some what predictable response. LOL – follow my own advice? I’ll restate my position which incidentally has NOTHING (since you like CAPS) to do with your response. The only item I took exception with was the statement that Denver offered him a contract. That simply is untrue. Kaep was still under contract with the 49ers. Denver had interest in trading for Kaep but wanted him to agree to a paycut to facilitate the trade. Kaep remained with the 49ers and made more money than Denver was “offering.” Not agreeing to a paycut to facilitate a trade to Denver is NOT THE SAME as Denver offering him a contract. Denver and golden boy Elway offered to cut Kaep’s GUARANTEED CONTRACT from $11.9mil to $7mil.

    Bottom line, not ONE person on this thread (you included) would agree to the paycut. The $12mil was guaranteed and as such paid. The statement about Denver offering him a contract is purely used to lead people to believe that Denver gave him a shot after the protesting and disproves collusion. Denver’s offer came BEFORE any of that and was a trade request for a player already under contract. But wait you said that in your response so I guess we both agree that the Denver scenario has NOTHING to do with the collusion discussion. This was my point from the beginning.

    Now back to your faux outrage!

  48. Washington should put the best possible product on the field possible
    signing Kap is a step in that direction
    don’t let the yahoo’s and racists make that decision for you
    you owe it to your fans
    as a matter of fact, the NFL owes it to Kap
    as does the rest of America

  49. why not give Kap a shot! First of all you take Foster off wavers on a criminal charge but, yet Kap has not broken any laws just exercising his 1st amendment rights under the constitution of united states and as a vet i support every american citizen rights’ under the constitution. you only got four games left!and his resume is the best out of all the qbs out there especially if your current QB is Mark Sanchez ???:<

  50. “why not give Kap a shot! First of all you take Foster off wavers on a criminal charge but, yet Kap has not broken any laws just exercising his 1st amendment rights under the constitution of united states”
    ———————–
    Maybe it has nothing to do with kneeling. Did you notice that Eric Reid is playing?? Maybe it has everything to do with that CK is not a very good prototypical QB. I can show you a lot of players who had good stats 5-6 seasons ago. Doesn’t mean they still can play at that level.

  51. Y’all banging the table for Kaep to get signed are A) severely overestimating his abilities, B) ignoring how much talent were on those teams for most of his time in SanFran and how they masked his inabilities, and C) are forgetting/ignoring the fact that he couldn’t beat out BLAINE GABBERT for a starting job. Dude is down, he ain’t a hero or a martyr so stop trying to treat him like one. He was a marginal football player who’s faults as a passer were exposed by not having top notch talent around him, and despite all his talk about wanting to play football again he still hasn’t tried to go the CFL or the AFL.

  52. “the NFL owes it to Kap, as does the rest of America.”
    ——————-
    You won the Internet today for the most preposterous statement!

    Playing in the NFL is not “owed” to anyone. If CK had the requisite talent today, he’d be on an NFL roster. Funny…do you know who we never hear from??? Kaepernick himself. The only ones lobbying for a job for him are fans behind their keyboards and a few media members. I can’t recall the last time I heard from him saying he wanted to play, was ready to play…no videos of him working out….nothing. Complete silence. Perhaps he just wants the appearance of wanting to play because being a martyr is all a part of his Brand. If he’s playing and no longer a martyr, his brand is weakened from a marketing and social justice perspective. And what if he plays and actually stinks??? Then he done played that last card of his. He can’t risk that.

  53. seahawktrueblue says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:41 pm
    why not give Kap a shot

    ———-

    Because he stinks and his potential upside is not worth his downside. It’s a really simple business decision.

    Do you really believe if Kaep had Aaron Rogers’ skill set that he would not be on a team?

  54. seahawktrueblue says: “as a vet i support every american citizen rights”
    =====================================

    So then you also support the right for any individual NFL team to NOT hire him if they don’t believe he can help them win games?

    Seriously, forget resume for a second. Mark Sanchez was only brought in because he played 4 years in the OC’s offense. He knows the plays and terminology. So does the other 10 guys on offense, so at least they can communicate.

    Kaepernick could very well have better physical traits than Sanchez. But he hasn’t studied the playbook. Can’t audible with teammates at the line. Patchwork O-Line hasn’t played with a scrambler-type QB and protection schemes aren’t a match. Gruden’s playbook is geared towards pinpoint timing passes and multi-option routes – something Kaep has not excelled in beyond his ‘one read and run” style.

    Please explain how plugging in Kaep would help the other 10 players on offense. If Kaep doesn’t need to adjust, everyone else on offense has to learn a new playbook? Ridiculous.

  55. edenprairieballer says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:31 pm
    He went 28-30, started in a Super Bowl and threw 72 touchdowns and only 30 interceptions in six

    So 12 TD’s and 5 picks average/year. Pretty pedestrian stats. Let him play. That should end all the debates. I despise what he’s done with his disingenuous lies and misrepresentations but he’s not the worst character around. Just a pathetic fool with mediocre skills being led around by the nose by a SJW girlfriend, who btw didn’t lose HER livelihood in all of this. His act would have meant more had it not directly coincided with being benched for a white QB. C’mon, you know that had a LOT to do with it.

  56. This guy is just cancer. Don’t sign him. His social media accounts are so incredibly toxic.

  57. Let me enlighten the Pro-CK crowd out there.
    Did you ever consider that playing actually diminishes Kaepernick’s brand, and that’s why we never actually hear ‘him’ lobbying for openings or showing his workout videos? Consider this: Kaepernick’s current marketing appeal is predicated on being a martyr. If he no longer can wield the Martyr Torch….he no longer can use that tool in marketing or protest.

    And what about this…..Right now, he’s living off the impression that he’s still a great QB circa 2012-13. If he actually goes out and plays and stinks up the joint, he loses more marketing appeal.

    My two cents…..Kaepernick doesn’t want to play. He benefits by appearing like he wants to play. Which is why he sits back and lets everyone do the talking for him. Not playing preserves the impression that he’s still great and keeps him marketable as a martyr.

  58. Ok, an argument could be made whether or not if Kap had A-rod’s skill set he would or wouldn’t be in the league. But you CAN’T convince me that Sanchez is a better QB than Kap. No way.

  59. So, Washington will entertain a person involved in domestic violence, but not a person who takes a political stand that brings attention to another form of violence. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  60. Rodney Pyram says:
    December 4, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    Ok, an argument could be made whether or not if Kap had A-rod’s skill set he would or wouldn’t be in the league. But you CAN’T convince me that Sanchez is a better QB than Kap. No way.
    ,,,,
    Sanchez has been to two afc championship games and beat tom brady in the playoffs in Bradys home Foxborough . Sanchez is an accomplished qb. And is a classy guy with no circus baggage.

  61. “Ok, an argument could be made whether or not if Kap had A-rod’s skill set he would or wouldn’t be in the league. But you CAN’T convince me that Sanchez is a better QB than Kap. No way.”
    —————————————
    What you’re missing is that Sanchez has played in this offense for years and understands the terminology and scheme. Kaeprnick hasn’t played in 2 years and is not a good fit for this offensive scheme. This isn’t Harbaugh’s read-option offense. This is a timing and touch offensive which CK was never good at. Why can’t “fit” be considered in this decision? And furthermore, do you/we know Kaepernick’s salary demands? Will he accept a prorated minimum veteran contract? No team has much cap space at this point….who says the Redskins can even afford him.

    My point is…I’m not going to argue that Sanchez is a good QB. But perhaps he’s there because of Fit and Salary. You can roll out Kaepernick’s success back in 2012-13 if you like, but if that’s the case we can roll out that Sanchez was in back-to-back AFC Championship games years ago as well. Rolls both ways.

  62. I don’t believe Washington discussed bringing Kap in for a try out that’s just a PR move every team with a need for a QB says it but none of them are being truthful 🙄 seeing mark sanchez play for them and they’re considering landry jones it’s apparent kap is blackballed from the league

  63. Washingspitoon is willing to take a flyer of Ruben Foster who has a history of abuse plus a whole lot of other things, but not Kap who is only guilty of taking a knee to protest what he felt was an unjustice toward the black community. What is Washington trying to say? It OK to abuse someone, carry guns through airports, etc, but it not OK to peacefully protest. I realize many owners are Republicans, and as Republicans they feel they must stand behind Trump no matter what. Time to stand up and do what is right. Kappernick is better than a lot of starting QB in the NFL right now. I don’t care what his politics are. I would only care if he could help my team!

  64. And again… when all of you are whining that Kaep is not getting the call, save the money and own your own team and then you have the right to decide who you do and dont want to employ on your franchise. Kaep chose to be a SJW and it backfired on his playing career. His choice, his consequences.

  65. He does not want to play because he’s making more money being a “victim.”

    Please run articles about TEBOW coming back to balance out your derangement. Thanks.

  66. Any team that signs Kap now will open the door to further extortion. The league has hung tough so far, but if any team signs him now, the victory cheers from the likes of PFT will be deafening. Make no mistake, this is a struggle between the league and the sports media and their allies. The media wants power over the league, just like they want power over the politicians.

  67. pioniere says:
    December 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Mark Sanchez is now the starter?

    I can smell the odor of collusion from way over here on the west coast…

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    What you smell is your straw man burning to the ground

  68. Kaepernick would have been a good addition for the Redskins if Smith’s injury had been a few weeks earlier in the season. He’d need some time to get up to speed. Right now is too late to make any difference in the season.

    Gruden’s excuses, though, are total BS. He’s got RPOs in his playbook that Kaepernick would execute very well. And of course he can hand the ball off as good as any other QB. Kaepernicks running ability would also be a huge help to the battered offensive line. A guy like Sanchez is going to take a beating.

    Oh, and to you phony patriots, social justice is a good thing.

  69. There’s no such thing as “social justice”. It’s subjective. Nobody can be the great decider, not even Kaepernick or Florio.

  70. I’m sorry but if your stance is Mark Sanchez is better than Colin Kaepernick, you need to tell your fan base you’re more interested in public perception than winning games.

  71. dcpatfan says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm
    denverscott says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Kaepernick obviously has the best resume of the available options, though no one has given him an opportunity since 2016 when he and San Francisco parted ways.

    Yeah, don’t let the fact that Denver made him a offer cloud your agenda.
    _______________________________________

    Total misinformation. Get your facts straight before you promote your agenda.


    Wrong. He was offered a job and declined. Yeah, he was offered less than the 49ers were paying but newsflash, benched players opting out of their current contract usually take a pay cut when signing with a new team. If he was worth his contract at the time SF would have bent over backwards to keep him. Teams will overlook a LOT for a elite QB. THAT’S his problem, he sucks. No agenda, just facts.

  72. What you Kaep supporters arent getting is the potential decline in ticket sales, suite sales, sponsorships etc. This is a business as well and as a business owner that is a poor decision to employ him. Plain and simple. How can you folks not understand that!?!?!?!

  73. all you CK supporters need to shut your pie holes, and push your favorite player to enlist in the world of politics! If Colin K wanted to succeed in the world of football, he would have studied the game, and defenses a bit more, and made himself a commodity in the football world……instead, he chose to make a political statement, and alienate many of the people who would have paid his salary as a football player….bad choice Colin…..he is welcome to run for office whenever he wants…..good luck to the folks that vote for him…..turning on the flag has not really gotten anybody anywhere….so that was his first mistake….he must have forgotten that Americans love football, but they are still Americans…..nobody really knows where he is coming from……

  74. The difference is all of those other guys didnt or dont turn down offers from other teams. Kap turned down Denver,Baltimore AND declined his option from San Francisco. Boo hoo Crypernick

  75. “His career stats are very misleading; not sure why you are still using those to grade him. Look at his last two seasons, after the league figured out how to defend him, not at his first two years as a starter.”

    In Kaepernick’s most recent season, he started 12 games and had a quarterback rating of 90.7

  76. udub says:

    First, if they went and signed Kaepernick tonight, he isn’t playing Sunday, so they’re already down to 3 games left. If he learns the system fast enough he plays max 3 games for a team already most likely out of the playoffs by that time. What’s the point?

    If anything Kaepernick at this point is going to be an offseason pick up. If Washington is getting into camp and it looks like Smith is behind schedule or worse, looks like he isn’t coming back, yeah, then pick up Kaepernick and see what he can do with an offseason of prep.
    **********************
    Exactly right. At least Sanchez has 2 weeks familiarity with the Skins’ offense by now.

    The time to take up the cause is post-season, getting ready for 2019.

  77. really2011, using the Denver “offer” by people on this site is not to show there was no collusion. Maybe there are a couple posters who mischaracterized it but most use it to show that he had a decreased market value BEFORE he ever introduced the kneeling SJW drama, was benched for Gabbert or had the declining performance numbers of his last year in SF. (That game vs the Bears was a real gem.

  78. unsunder says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm
    “His career stats are very misleading; not sure why you are still using those to grade him. Look at his last two seasons, after the league figured out how to defend him, not at his first two years as a starter.”

    In Kaepernick’s most recent season, he started 12 games and had a quarterback rating of 90.7

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    But only came away with 1 win. Stats are meaningless if you don’t win.

  79. No they haven’t! Bruce Allen and the Snyder team have an insatiable need to lie about the most mundane and unnecessary topics. I’ll never know why, but they’re lying… AGAIN!

  80. We know why no NFL team will give him a tryout or a contract, because he has been blacklisted by the NFL. But then why are there people here and elsewhere on the internet making up all sorts of implausible excuses for the NFL, telling us that Kap is such a horrible quarterback that he is simply unemployable and that there is no blacklisting? What are their motivations?

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