Redskins won’t put Colt McCoy on the field until he’s ready
With the preseason halfway done, time is running out for Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy to make his case as a starter. Unfortunately, it does not appear as though he will be able to any time soon.
McCoy has been dealing with some soreness stemming from the break he suffered last year. According to ESPN’s John Keim, had coach Jay Gruden does not plan on playing him until he is healthy enough:
Gruden reiterates that they won’t put McCoy out until ready. Problem is pushing off his right leg. Gruden says “I don’t anticipate him being out too long”
Although Gruden did not mention a timetable for a potential return, his comments indicate Colt McCoy could be back soon. Regardless, it is safe to say that he is losing his grip on being the starter.
Gruden suggested that he would ideally like to pick a starter following the third preseason game. The time has finally come for the coaching staff to start narrowing down their decision. So far, only quarterback Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins have been putting in their bid in recent weeks.
While Haskins showed plenty of promise in his second preseason game, Washington is likely looking to still take a patient approach with his development. Meanwhile, Keenum’s high expectations for this offense indicate that he is fully prepared to take over as the No. 1 heading into the 2019 NFL season.
Although the team would ideally like to have Colt McCoy in the mix at this time, their primary concern is ensuring his health for the regular season.