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Colt McCoy | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Texas
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Colt McCoy will be the Redskins' Week 8 starter.
Although Robert Griffin III (ankle) is "steadily progressing," he's not ready for Monday Night Football against the Cowboys. Starting over Kirk Cousins, McCoy is in a Week 8 race to the bottom with newly anointed Titans starter Zach Mettenberger. Oct 23 - 3:55 PM

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Coach Jay Gruden announced Monday he is planning to start Colt McCoy at quarterback in Week 8 against the Cowboys.

NBC's Dianna Marie Russini passes along that Robert Griffin III (ankle) "has been medically cleared to add to his workload," but the plan for now is to give McCoy the nod. After facing the Cowboys, the Redskins will play the Vikings in Week 9. That seems like Griffin's earliest-possible return date. In a home game against noodle-armed career journeyman backup McCoy, Dallas' fantasy defense will be worth a look as a Week 8 streamer.
Oct 20 - 4:44 PM

Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at halftime of Washington's 19-17, Week 7 win over the Titans, completing 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

McCoy found Pierre Garcon for a 70-yard touchdown on his first pass, but was quiet thereafter. Garcon did all the work, making fools of Titans DBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Michael Griffin. Coach Jay Gruden didn't want McCoy to do anything other than mind the store, and he obliged by avoiding mistakes. We'd guess Robert Griffin III (ankle) will return for next week's game against the Cowboys, but if not, McCoy will likely get the start over Cousins. He'll be a bottom-three option.
Oct 19 - 4:42 PM

ESPN's John Keim expects Colt McCoy to make the Redskins' 53-man roster.

With Robert Griffin's durability issues, the Redskins are expected to keep three quarterbacks. McCoy hasn't started a game since 2011, but should provide veteran insurance behind backup Kirk Cousins.
Jul 12 - 6:19 PM

Redskins signed QB Colt McCoy.

McCoy hasn't started a game since 2011, when he went 4-9 with a 74.6 passer rating for the Browns. He spent last year as Colin Kaepernick's backup in San Francisco. The popgun-armed McCoy slides in behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as the No. 3 arm in Washington.
Apr 3 - 11:17 AM

Coach Jim Harbaugh announced after Sunday night's preseason game that Colt McCoy has won the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback job.

(On the same day McCoy agreed to cut his salary in half.) "I feel real good that Colt is the backup," said Harbs. Rookie B.J. Daniel will likely be kept as the third-stringer, with Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzein getting cut. If Colin Kaepernick were ever hurt, the 49ers' offense would likely revert to the Alex Smith-like version with conservative playcalling to compensate for McCoy's numerous limitations. He's not a starting-caliber passer.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:31:00 PM

The 49ers have restructured Colt McCoy's contract, dropping his base salary to the NFL minimum of $630,000.

He was previously owed $1.5 million. The 49ers ostensibly gave McCoy an ultimatum amid trade rumors, threatening to cut him if he didn't slash his salary. With no guaranteed money, McCoy still isn't assured a spot on the final 53.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 04:07:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers are trying to trade QB Colt McCoy.

The 49ers acquired McCoy and a sixth-round pick for fifth- and seventh-round picks ahead of April's draft. He's been nothing short of dismal throughout the preseason, completing 46.2 percent of his passes with two interceptions. If San Francisco can't find a trade partner, they're expected to release McCoy. The Bills and Jets could possibly have some interest. The Niners appear content with Seneca Wallace as Colin Kaepernick's backup.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 12:32:00 PM

CSN Bay Area left 49ers backup QB Colt McCoy off its most recent 53-man roster projection.

McCoy has struggled his way through the preseason and camp, prompting the 49ers to sign used-up veteran Seneca Wallace. Injury prone and prone to throwing at his receivers' feet, McCoy could be running out of time in the league.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 11:19:00 AM

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy (neck stinger) is practicing in full.

McCoy underwent an MRI following Thursday's preseason opener, but it came back negative. He'll be active for Friday's exhibition game against the Chiefs.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 01:26:00 PM

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy will undergo an MRI after suffering a stinger in his right neck/shoulder area in Thursday's preseason opener.

McCoy insists it's just a "precaution," but his injury history suggests otherwise. He suffered a very similar injury in his final college game, Texas' BCS title loss to Alabama. McCoy completed only 3-of-7 passes for 41 yards and an interception before going down. He was hurt on a broken play, losing a yard on a rush attempt. McCoy will have to be healthy to hold off Scott Tolzien.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 08:52:00 AM

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy turned in a "solid" spring and is locked in as Colin Kaepernick's top clipboard holder.

It's a depth chart to keep in mind in case dual-threat Kaepernick suffers an injury. Beat writer Matt Barrows suggests coach Jim Harbaugh would run an "Alex Smith-like" offense if McCoy were pressed into action. McCoy and Smith are similar players; extremely limited arm talents with some mobility and "moxie."
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Colt McCoy has strengthened his hold on the backup job during OTAs.

McCoy was brought in to compete with Scott Tolzien. So far, the job has clearly been his. The 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up has a 6-15 record and 58.3 completion percentage through three NFL seasons.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 12:03:00 PM

New 49ers QB Colt McCoy says he "feels great" health wise.

McCoy missed an opportunity to make a Week 17 spot-start thanks to a shoulder injury, but is 100 percent. McCoy also said he has "nothing but great" things to say about the Browns organization, and harbors no ill-will about their infamous handling of his 2011 concussion. McCoy will compete with Scott Tolzien for No. 2 duties in San Francisco.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 09:37:00 PM

49ers acquired QB Colt McCoy and a 2013 sixth-round pick from the Browns in exchange for 2013 fifth- and seventh-round draft picks.

So Cleveland acquired a seventh-rounder and a nine-spot jump (No. 173 to No. 164) on the other pick. McCoy, 26, has a career completion rate of 58.3 with a 21:20 TD-to-INT ratio, 6.3 YPA, and 6-15 record. Arm-strength limitations put a major cap on McCoy's long-term NFL ceiling, and he's viewed as a mid-range to low-end backup around the league. Barring the addition of a mid-round QB, McCoy will compete with Scott Tolzien in training camp to be the primary clipboard holder behind Colin Kaepernick. We would not be surprised if Tolzien won the job.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colt McCoy
3Kirk Cousins
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Darrel Young
3RB1Roy Helu
2Silas Redd
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Santana Moss
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Logan Paulsen
K1Kai Forbath