While the quarterback situation surrounding the Washington Redskins continues to get worse, it seems the team’s public image is taking a hit now as well. After first losing Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury, Washington’s backup, Colt McCoy, suffered a fractured fibula Monday that will sideline him for the rest of the year.
The Redskins now find themselves in need of a quarterback with Mark Sanchez as the only signal-caller currently in the mix. Unfortunately, the list of names who have recently played in the NFL and are free agents is thin. For a team in the playoff mix, signing any of those players wouldn’t make much of an impact, and if their number were called, it’s unlikely they’d help much.
One name who could make for an interesting option is Colin Kaepernick, who can’t seem to get a chance in the NFL. But less than 24 hours after McCoy’s injury, Redskins coach Jay Gruden shut down the idea.
Following Gruden’s decision to opt against really considering Kaepernick or even bringing him in for a workout, it’s not surprising that many fans were up in arms about the decision. Many people took to Twitter to voice their frustration with the Redskins and Gruden while also showing support for Kaepernick.
Here’s a look at a few of the reactions which poured in after the news, featuring both fans, analysts, players, and anyone in between.
Twitter Reacts to Redskins’ Colin Kaepernick Decision
Source: Heavy Sports