Kevin Durant has hinted that he wants the Washington Redskins to sign Colin Kaepernick.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been out of a job - in the NFL at least - since March 2017. And, despite the league being miserably short on quality QBs, no team seems keen on getting him on their roster.
The Redskins lost Alex Smith to an injury last month and his replacement, Colt McCoy, has since gone down injured too. Durant, a huge fan, has naturally pointed the team in the direction of the 31-year-old free agent.
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Per NBC Sports, the Golden State Warriors superstar posted a photo of Kaepernick on his Instagram story along with a mention after Washington used uber-backup Mark Sanchez against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.
The Redskins, though, have already decided that they aren't going to pursue Kaepernick. Head coach Jay Gruden all but confirmed as much on Wednesday, claiming that the player has been discussed but the team isn't looking to bring in a brand new QB.
"It's just going to be a matter of which way do we want to go?" he said, via the Washington Post.
"Do we want to go with a guy that's familiar with my terminology who we worked out last week ... or go with a guy and teach, basically, a whole new kind of offense with new offensive linemen with a lot of the zone reads and all that stuff.
"Not a lot of time to really get a brand new quarterback, a new system installed and taught in a couple days of practice."
What This Means
Teams seem to be steering clear of the former 49er since his protests and the controversy that followed. He filed a grievance against NFL team owners, claiming that they have conspired not to employ him because of his demonstrations.
Sadly, not even Kevin Durant's influence was strong enough to get the Redskins to budge. But hey, it was worth a go.