Redskins QB Colt McCoy still hoping to play in regular season finale
It’s been only a couple of weeks since Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a broken fibula, but he is still hoping that he will be able to make it back in time for the team’s regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, McCoy has started to run again in hopes he will be given a chance to play in that game. Redskins coach Jay Gruden hasn’t given a timetable for McCoy’s return but they haven’t placed him on injured reserve so there is still a chance he could make a comeback.
The Redskins are still alive for a playoff spot, and there is a good chance if the Redskins win this weekend against the Tennessee Titans, next weeks game against the Eagles would still mean a lot. The Eagles and Redskins both sit with a 7-7 record which puts them a half game behind the Minnesota Vikings for the final playoff spot.
So far this season McCoy has thrown for 372 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. Although the stats aren’t great, he is still the best option the Redskins have if he is healthy enough to go. If he can’t go the Redskins will turn again to Josh Johnson who has played pretty well when called upon. He has thrown for 346 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He is also a threat with his legs which has made it tough for other teams to defend him and has helped keep the Redskins alive in the playoff race.