Redskins’ Colt McCoy has ‘no timetable’ for his return
Colt McCoy is listed as the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback. But, after facing a setback from a broken leg in 2018, the former Texas Longhorn may not be that come Week 1. Head coach Jay Gruden announced that he has “no timetable” for his return to action after missing training camp sessions.
Gruden said per NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay, “Oh man, it [McCoy returning] may not be the end of camp, it might be two or three weeks into the season. We don’t know yet. Like I said, there’s no timetable for him until he feels like he’s 100 percent [able] to push off that leg. Until that time comes, he’s going to be rehabbing.”
McCoy has alternated reps with former Denver Bronco Case Keenum in training camp until he suffered the setback. He’s missed both preseason games in the process. Gruden noted that McCoy was likely rushed back, by both himself and the team. In fact, after breaking his leg in 2018, the Redskins never placed him on the injured reserve; in hopes that he’d be back for postseason ball.
“He probably rushed back, we probably rushed him back. So they had to go back in a little bit. That was nobody’s fault, just a fluke deal that something else happened. Hopefully we get him right. He’ll do whatever he can to get right, we’ve just got to get it right first,” Gruden said per ESPN’s John Keim.
Until McCoy comes back, Keenum looks the part of the starting quarterback over rookie Dwayne Haskins. Nonetheless, a three-man competition has turned into a two-man one.