On Friday, the Washington Redskins declared Colt McCoy their starting quarterback for Week 5. McCoy will be the third different QB to take a snap for the Redskins this season.
Redskins will start Colt McCoy Sunday vs Patriots. Officially.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 4, 2019
Head Coach Jay Gruden Wanted McCoy All Along
Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden has been one of the few advocates for Colt McCoy since his tenure began. In spite of that, the backup quarterback has struggled over the course of his career. McCoy helped lead the Redskins to a few memorable wins in the past, but ultimately, he’s had more flaws than positive qualities in his career thus far. In fact, in his 27 career starts, McCoy and the Redskins have lost 20 games.
However, in the Redskins’ press conference on Friday, Gruden revealed that he had already chosen his quarterback for Week 5.
“I decided a long time ago,” Gruden said. “We’re gonna start with Colt and we’ll go from there.”
Around the league, many believe Gruden made this decision during the off-season, but McCoy’s lingering lower-leg injury halted any plans. But now that he’s healthy again, Gruden is ready to live and die with the quarterback of his preference.
Kamikaze mission confirmed. Jay and Colt will go down together in a blaze of sacks and glory. https://t.co/d9j2u9M8S1
— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) October 4, 2019
As always, the Washington Redskins are easy to cover because of their ability to stay in the spotlight. Now, it seems they fell back into the same hole they were in during the off-season. They don’t have an answer at quarterback, even though they have two new ones on the roster. Instead of letting the journeyman finish it out, or allowing the rookie to learn on the fly, it’s back to the longtime backup.
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