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Still, his experience with Gruden factored into the decision.
"Just football, strictly football", Gruden said. Sanchez being with [offensive coordinator Matt] Cavanaugh helped out a lot. Yates before going with Sanchez. They didn't have a great reason for not bringing him in. Or, he said, they want someone who is similar in style to Sanchez.
This isn't the first time that Kaepernick's name has been brought up around the league as a possible addition, but the Redskins could become a realistic landing spot for the quarterback at this point. And Redskins assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan served in the same role with the Jets when Sanchez was there.
Kaepernick has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.