Colt McCoy to Stay With Washington Redskins


Dec 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) under center against the New York Giants during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Colt McCoy will be back with the Washington Redskins for the 2015 season. He signed to a one-year while head coach Jon Gruden has named Robert Griffin III his starter for 2015. Kirk Cousins is also in the mix as the backup that many around the NFL actually like a great deal.

But Gruden preferred McCoy to Cousins in 2014 so the chances are he’ll be the main backup in 2015. There have actually been a lot of rumors of quarterback needy teams like the New York Jets wanting to trade for Cousins so staying in Washington makes sense. Griffin III hasn’t been the most consistent quarterback in the world and obviously hasn’t been the same since his knee injury.

So McCoy, who actually did pretty well for himself last year, could actually be a real option should Griffin III falter. He did see significant playing time in two of the Redskins four wins while starting four games, going 1-3. McCoy threw for 1,057 yards while completing 71.1 percent of his passes for four touchdowns, three interceptions, and an quarterback rating of 96.4.

In his first action with the Redskins, he came off the bench to lead them to game-winning drive in a 19-17 win against the Tennessee Titans. Then the next week, in a game he started against the Dallas Cowboys, he threw for 299 yards and led another game-winning drive as the final score was 20-17. And in a loss against the Indianapolis Colts, he threw for 392 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

McCoy has always been a talented player but injuries  have so far derailed his career.

Griffin III better get it together or else!

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