The Washington Redskins have seen Alex Smith and Colt McCoy go down with season ending injuries but they are not willing to give Colin Kaepernick a shot at being their starting quarterback.

Instead, Washington is ready to move forward with Mark Sanchez as their QB.

Kaepernick has not been employed in the NFL since being a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and since he led the protests against inequality in the US while kneeling during the National Anthem.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was asked about Kaepernick today and said "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."

This decision comes on the heels of the Redskins signing Ruben Foster off waivers after he was accused of domestic violence, which brings even more controversy the way of the Redskins.

Colin Kaepernick filed a collusion suit against the NFL and since then, owners, coaches and other executives have testified and the case will eventually go to trial.