What do the Redskins have to lose by signing Kaepernick?

Chris Lingebach
December 04, 2018 - 10:29 am

The Redskins have lost two quarterbacks to season-ending broken legs in as many weeks.

Colt McCoy suffered a broken fibula in the first quarter of a 28-13 loss to the Eagles on Monday Night Football, leaving the Redskins down to their emergency quarterback, Mark Sanchez, who only signed with the team two weeks earlier after Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg break in a Week 11 loss to the Texans.

Still in the heat of a division race with four regular-season games to play, the Redskins will need to find someone – anyone – who can quarterback the second-stringers. If not the firsts...

"You know you're not going anywhere with Mark Sanchez," JP Flaim said on The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan. "The season is effectively over. They're not going to make the playoffs, even if they're a half-game back in the Wild Card and just a game back in the division. Nobody really expects them to win three-out-of-four, which would get you to nine wins, which you're probably gonna need."

"I don't think nine is enough," Eric Bickel said. "I think you're gonna need 10."

"Well, they're not gonna go 4-0 with Mark Sanchez," Flaim said. "I would like to see Colin Kaepernick on the field just to see what he has, to see if it would be worthwhile to be a long-term backup to Alex Smith, again."

"What answers do you think you're gonna get in four weeks when he hasn't played in two years?" Jason Bishop asked.

"If you just see some skills," Flaim said. "Like if you see the arm and him moving and making some plays."

"He would be a complete disaster," Bishop said. "You know what? That's not even fair to Colin Kaepernick."

Redskins president Bruce Allen has previously has taken the reported position that "Kaepernick won’t be signed by Washington, ever."

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