Colt McCoy still in mix for Redskins starting job

Ben Krimmel
September 30, 2019 - 9:49 am

The Washington Redskins quarterback situation is still a three-person race. 

While head coach Jay Gruden benched veteran Case Keenum to give rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins his first action of the season, the QB race is still undecided. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Monday after the Redskins' 24-3 defeat to Daniel Jones and the New York Giants, veteran Colt McCoy, who is recovering from a broken leg, could be back under center soon.

"Just because Haskins came in in relief does not necessarily mean that Haskins is going to come in and be the starter on Sunday against New England," Rapoport said.

And Rapoport expects McCoy to enter the fray. 

"I'd say Gruden probably likes him maybe more than anyone else in the NFL, he just has supreme confidence in him," Rapoport said. "From what I understand, (McCoy) will at least get a shot at running this team for a bit."

Keenum was 6-for-11 for 37 yards and an interception, while Haskins was 9-for-17 for 107 and three interceptions. They combined for a 28.6 quarterback rating. 

McCoy has experience in Gruden's offense and despite the addition of Keenum and Haskins this offseason, it could be the 33-year-old starting vs. the Patriots at FedEx Field.

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