Colin Kaepernick fans probably aren’t very happy about this, but even the desperate Redskins won’t touch him with a 10-foot pole.
In summary, the Redskins have lost both their starter and secondary quarterbacks to major injuries. With Mark ‘butt-fumble’ Sanchez being their only QB now, the Redskins were desperate for another QB to finish the season with.
But instead of choosing the also desperate Colin Kaepernick, they went with a qb who hasn’t played in seven years:
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED – Washington is not signing Colin Kaepernick to compete with Mark Sanchez or replace the injured Colt McCoy, head coach Jay Gruden said on Tuesday. Despite the team still having a 25% chance of reaching the postseason, according to data analysis site FiveThirtyEight, they have gone with journeyman Josh Johnson, who, until a few hours ago, was set for a gig headlining the Alliance of American Football.
“There’s not a lot of time to get a brand-new quarterback and system installed in a couple of days. He’s been talked about, but we’ll probably go in a different direction,” Gruden said of Kaepernick, adding that it was strictly a “football decision.”
“When you’re talking about a backup quarterback this late in the game you want someone with a similar skill set to the quarterback you have. Not that Colin can’t do some of the things we’ve talked about, but we want someone with a little more familiarity,” Gruden said. “Sanchez had experience in a pro-style offense. That helped out a lot. But when we had a short week going to Dallas [on Thanksgiving] you had to have someone in here who had some similar conceptual awareness that we had with Colt. That’s why we went with Sanchez.”
They say the last time Josh Johnson threw a pass was in 2011 with Tampa Bay:
If QB Josh Johnson does sign with Redskins, that will be his ninth different NFL team since his last actual regular-season pass, which was with Bucs in 2011.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 5, 2018
Since then, has spent time with Browns, Bengals, 49ers, Colts, Bills, Giants, Texans and Raiders.
Johnson was a 5th round pick in 2008 who only played for 3 years. He has more interceptions than touchdowns:
Johnson went 0-5 in five starts over three seasons with the Bucs, throwing for 1,042 yards with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He last threw a pass in an NFL game during the 2011 season.
So suffice it to say this will probably enrage Kaepernick fans who think the NFL owes him…or something.
Despite what Gruden said in his statements above, we all know that the biggest reason nobody wants Kaepernick is because he’s made himself TOXIC. You bring him on the team and you bring all the controversy that comes with him, and that’s quite a lot. The Redskins are already being criticized for claiming ‘Reuben Foster’ who was just accused of misdemeanor domestic violence. The last thing they need is all the baggage Kaepernick brings with him.
All of this makes me very happy. Kaepernick has done so much damage to the NFL and to the country and I hope he never plays in the NFL again.