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Colt McCoy | Quarterback | #16

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Texas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (85) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Redskins re-signed QB Colt McCoy to a three-year, $9 million contract.
Jay Gruden has made a living coaching up talent-deficient but fundamentally-sound quarterbacks like Andy Dalton and Kirk Cousins, and McCoy fits that mold as a weak-armed passer with plus peripheral attributes. In spot duty the past two seasons under Gruden, McCoy has completed 70.5 percent of 139 throws for 1,185 yards (8.5 YPA) and a 5:3 TD-to-INT ratio. McCoy turns 30 in September. Mar 9 - 6:35 AM

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ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins want to re-sign impending free agent QB Colt McCoy.

Keim reports McCoy is the Redskins "priority" at backup, but he may want to test the market. The Cowboys are also reportedly interested in McCoy as Tony Romo's backup. A bidding war for Colt McCoy would perfectly encapsulate the ridiculousness of free agency.
Mar 7 - 1:06 PM

The Cowboys could have interest in free agent Colt McCoy.

McCoy would be a low-cost option behind Tony Romo, upgrading on Kellen Moore. McCoy, 29, spent last season holding Kirk Cousins' clipboard in D.C.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 13 - 2:25 PM

Redskins backup QB Colt McCoy missed practice on Monday with a cut on his foot.

The injury is notable because it puts Robert Griffin III in line to be active as the No. 2 quarterback on Sunday. Kirk Cousins will be the starter in Washington, but a week with Griffin as the No. 2 should bring a wave of columns questioning if that should remain the case.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 09:55:00 AM

NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reported Colt McCoy will be the Redskins No. 2 quarterback Week 1.

Robert Griffin III has been cleared from his concussion, but he probably will not be active Week 1. With his $16.155 million guaranteed for injury only, the Redskins open themselves up to considerable risk by playing Griffin. It would not be surprising if he were released.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Colt McCoy is Kirk Cousins' backup "right now."

The team is supposedly still in "wait and see" mode on Robert Griffin III (concussion), but every sign suggests McCoy is the No. 2. The Redskins' own website lists RGIII with the third string. It's a disastrous situation for the NFC's most dysfunctional franchise.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Colt McCoy posted a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating in relief of Robert Griffin III in Thursday's preseason game.

This, after RGIII got shellacked behind Washington's Trent Williams-less "offensive line." First off the bench, McCoy completed 5-of-6 passes for 80 yards and a score. Kirk Cousins was equally effective with the third string, converting 8-of-12 throws for 91 yards and a touchdown of his own. The battle is close, but McCoy has a leg up on Cousins to back up Griffin. Whoever wins figures to make starts this season.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirms Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins remain in an "open competition" to back up Robert Griffin III.

McCoy, who won over Gruden's heart last season, will come off the bench before Cousins in Thursday's game against the Lions. Although RGIII has reportedly been much improved this summer, the winner of the No. 2 battle will still be highly likely to make starts, because of either Griffin injury or ineffectiveness.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have been alternating reps behind Robert Griffin III in OTAs.

This will be the case all summer. Cousins is the superior player, but McCoy seems to be something of a teacher's pet for coach Jay Gruden. We'd give McCoy the slight edge for a job that will probably make starts in 2015.
Tue, May 26, 2015 07:38:00 PM

Redskins re-signed QB Colt McCoy to a one-year contract.

The gang is back together in Washington with McCoy, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins forming one of the league's more lackluster quarterback trios. Nobody's job is safe, especially if the Redskins wind up taking Marcus Mariota with the fifth pick in next month's draft. For now, we'll pencil McCoy in at No. 3 on the depth chart behind Cousins and projected starter RGIII.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Redskins placed QB Colt McCoy on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

He has a herniated disc. So ends McCoy's farcical run as the Redskins' starter. Robert Griffin III will be backed up by Kirk Cousins for the season's final two games. McCoy completed 71.1 percent of his 128 pass attempts for coach Jay Gruden, posting an 8.26 YPA and 4:3 TD:INT ratio in the process. They're good numbers, but inevitably would have plummeted the longer McCoy was allowed to remain under center. A journeyman who will be 29 in 2015, McCoy will fight for someone's No. 2 job next season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Colt McCoy (neck) is expected to be inactive for Week 16.

McCoy aggravated his neck injury against the Giants. Robert Griffin III will get the start against the Eagles, and be backed up by Kirk Cousins. McCoy has quite likely played his final snap of 2014. It's possible he'll be sent to injured reserve before the week is through. A 28-year-old journeyman headed back to the open market, McCoy didn't show enough this season to earn serious consideration as someone's backup in 2015.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Colt McCoy exited Sunday's Week 15 game against the Giants with a neck injury.

McCoy re-injured his neck on the Redskins' opening drive. He's listed as questionable to return. Robert Griffin III has replaced McCoy at quarterback.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:28:00 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim confirms Colt McCoy (neck) has been cleared for Week 15 and will start against the Giants.

As expected. McCoy handled the Skins' first-team quarterback reps all week and will get the nod over Robert Griffin III. Predictably playing more poorly the more he plays, McCoy makes for a streamer target with the Giants' defense.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Colt McCoy handled all of the first-team quarterback reps in Redskins practice Friday and is expected to start against the Giants.

McCoy's return to health is good news for Jordan Reed and perhaps DeSean Jackson, assuming D-Jax (fibula) plays against the Giants. We like New York's defense as a Week 15 streamer play. McCoy is banged up and was terrible last week.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Mack Brown
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Andre Roberts
4LaRon Byrd
WR21Josh Doctson
2Pierre Garcon
3Ryan Grant
4Rashad Ross
WR31Pierre Garcon
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Vernon Davis
4Logan Paulsen
5Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
2Takoby Cofield
3Cody Booth
LG1Spencer Long
2Shawn Lauvao
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
3Austin Reiter
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins