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Redskins coach Jay Gruden hopes Colt McCoy is back for training camp

The Washington Redskins have one of the most intriguing quarterback situations in football heading into 2019.

With Alex Smith set to miss the 2019 campaign while he recovers from a gruesome broken leg injury, the Redskins have added some competition for Colt McCoy this offseason, trading for Case Keenum and drafting Dwayne Haskins.

While you would think that Haskins would have the inside track to the starting job, there will still likely be a battle for the opening day spot, meaning both McCoy and Keenum both have a chance to begin the season under center.

However, McCoy has not been participating in Washington’s offseason program, as he has undergone multiple procedures to repair the broken leg he suffered this past season.

The good news is that McCoy will likely be back relatively soon, with Redskins head coach Jay Gruden telling reporters that he hopes McCoy will be available by training camp, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

McCoy played in three games and made two starts for Washington in 2018, completing 34 of his 54 pass attempts and throwing for 372 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions.

The 32-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, was originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (85th pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He spent the first three years of his career with the Browns and made 21 starts, but never worked out. He then spent one year with the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Redskins in 2014.

McCoy has made six starts for Washington overall.