Redskins QB Colt McCoy in the mix to start in Week 5
The Washington Redskins have a lot of questions heading surrounding their quarterbacks heading into Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots and there is still a chance that Colt McCoy could end up the starter.
When Case Keenum was benched on Sunday against the New York Giants it was first-round draft pick, Dwayne Haskins, that stepped in but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it’s not clear cut that Haskins will take over the starting job if they decide to bench Keenum.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2019
McCoy has always been a favorite of coach Jay Gruden so it makes sense he might give him a shot to save their season against the Patriots.
McCoy was dealing with a leg injury that sidelined him during the preseason and the first weeks of the season. If it wouldn’t have been for the injury it could have been McCoy that started the season instead of Keenum.
This decision will probably come down to if the Redskins think that Haskins is ready for the NFL game and if his first experience in the league is any indication, he probably isn’t ready. On Sunday, he threw for only 107 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions.
The last thing the team wants is to ruin Haskins because they forced him into game action too early. No matter who the Redskins run out at quarterback they have to face a Patriots defense that has been lights out this year so they are going to have to take extra steps to take care of the ball.