Rapoport: Redskins ready to ride with Colt McCoy

Brian Tinsman
February 28, 2019 - 10:01 pm

Colt McCoy has a 7-20 record as an NFL starter across eight seasons. He has started games in just four of those seasons (including two in 2018), and has never posted a winning record in any given season. He has also never started more than 13 games in a season, due to injury and ineffectiveness.

But he has the confidence of head coach Jay Gruden, and that's why the Washington Redskins are heading into the NFL Draft with McCoy as the top choice under center.

According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Redskins will not enter the Nick Foles free agency sweepstakes:

Realistically, this is the Redskins' only choice. Alex Smith's contract and catastrophic leg injury hangs like an albatross around the team's neck, making necessary investment in the position impossible.

Foles will cash in on his success in Philly, including two off-the-bench playoff appearances, and one that ended with Super Bowl MVP honors. His next gig will likely come in Jacksonville or Miami, in a deal similar to Alex Smith's extension with the Redskins.

Meanwhile, the Redskins may draft Smith's replacement, and will certainly add arms to compete with McCoy.

He has a chance to make the Redskins look brilliant for investing and believing in him, or he could prove to be the same NFL quarterback that he's always been.

Either way, the job currently looks like his to lose.

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