49ers CB Richard Sherman thinks it’s ‘unfair’ Redskins won’t sign Colin Kaepernick
The Redskins had a need for a backup quarterback after Colt McCoy suffered a leg injury and after the team decided not to sign Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman called the move “unfair.”
Jay Gruden said the team decided to sign Josh Johnson instead because they needed someone already familiar with the playbook and that’s something Kaepernick isn’t.
Sherman thinks the biggest issue is that other players are getting chance after chance after chance to prove themselves and Kaepernick can’t even get a shot.
“I think it’s unfair because he’s a good football player and he’s not getting a chance to play football,” Sherman said of Kaepernick via CBS Sports. “And worse football players are getting chance after chance after chance after chance after chance after chance.
Sherman points out that it’s the Redskins right now, but it’s been time after time that teams have decided not to sign Kaepernick, and it’s more of a league-wide problem.
“Obviously the Washington situation is the most egregious at this moment, but there have been plenty of quarterback situations that have been worse than this, and quarterbacks that have played meaningful football in this league that are not as talented or have the resume that Colin Kaepernick has. The most frustrating thing is there’s nothing that anybody can do about it. The NFL is obviously belligerently freezing him out. Everybody sees it, it’s pretty obvious, and there’s nothing that can be done.”
Sherman went onto to say that Colt McCoy and Mark Sanchez were put in the position to lead this team and there is no question that Kaepernick could help the team just as much as those guys.