"Isn't it obvious what the real reason is?"
He has filed a grievance against National Football League team owners he claims conspired not to hire him because of his protests.
Gruden told reporters during a conference call Tuesday that would there have been "a greater possibility" of considering Kaepernick if the Redskins were in need of a QB in Week 1 rather than at this stage of the season now.
Washington reportedly is setting its sights on another former San Francisco quarterback to backup Sanchez.
Bill Belichick tells Adam Thielen to shut the f--- up
After the Vikings Latavius Murray picked up the first down, New England's Patrick Chung went down as if he was injured. The call on the field was upheld, so Belichick ended up losing his challenge.
"There's not a lot of time to get a brand-new quarterback and system installed in a couple of days", he said. "But we will probably go a different direction".
Gruden said the team questioned whether Kaepernick would have enough time to learn a "whole new offense". "Not that Colin can't do some of the things that I'm talking about, but somebody with a little bit of familiarity".
Kaepernick was linked to the Redskins after a season-ending injury to quarterback Colt McCoy, who fractured his right fibula during Washington's defeat by Philadelphia. McCoy hasn't been placed on injured reserve yet, and Gruden went as far as to say that he wouldn't, but with only four games left, the prospects of McCoy's 2018 Cinderella story playing out are not promising.
On his first snap, Sanchez handed the ball off to Peterson who went 90 yards downfield for a touchdown. "That's why we went with Sanchez". This also means Washington will have to bring in another veteran quarterback in free agency.