Colt McCoy played through a broken leg

Brian Tinsman
December 03, 2018 - 11:18 pm

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Say what you will about Colt McCoy, but he knew exactly how fleeting his opportunity would be to start for the Washington Redskins.

This is the second chance he had waited years to find.

So, even after breaking his leg on a play in the first half vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, he stayed in the game.

Even hobbled, he completed his next two passes for five and 10 yards, taking the Redskins into field goal range where Dustin Hopkins put D.C. on the board.

From there, McCoy was finally coaxed out of the game and into the locker room, where an X-ray revealed the worst-case scenario: a season-ending injury.

McCoy will finish the season on injured reserve. 

This comes just two weeks after quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in a game against the Texans on November 18.


McCoy relieved Smith and journeyman QB Mark Sanchez relieved McCoy Monday night against the Eagles.

Sanchez, the 5th overall pick in the 2009 draft, finished 13-21 for 100 yards and an interception. The Skins lost 28-13. 

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