It has been a case of “next man up” for the Redskins the past couple of weeks as the injury bug continues to bite at the quarterback position.
Alex Smith was the first to go down with a Joe Theismann style leg break that could signal the end of his career. This was followed just a week later by Colt McCoy suffering a broken right fibula against the Philadelphia Eagles. With Mark “butt fumble” Sanchez as the new starter by default, the ‘Skins picked up Josh Johnson to fill out their depth chart. Simply put, Kaepernick is a better player than Johnson or Sanchez and would upgrade the position immediately.