The Washington Redskins discussed signing Colin Kaepernick, but opted against doing so because they felt they'd have to change too much of their offense.
The team needs to sign another quarterback after losing Colt McCoy to a season-ending leg injury on Monday night.
Mark Sanchez will start going forward.
Jay Gruden said the fear with Kaepernick is that the team would have to "teach a whole new offense with a lot of zone-reads."
"There's not a lot of time to get a brand-new quarterback and system installed in a couple of days," he said. "He's been talked about, but we'll probably go in a different direction."