Redskins Training Camp Profile 2019: QB Colt McCoy
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By Jacob Camenker

FOXBOROUGH, MA – AUGUST 9 : Colt McCoy #12 of the Washington Redskins makes a pass during the preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Colt McCoy has long been the Redskins’ backup quarterback. Can he change that in 2019?

For the past five years going on six, the Redskins have had minimal questions about their backup quarterback spot. While the team has cycled through a few different options at the starter position including Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, and Alex Smith in recent seasons, one man has primarily served as the backup.

And that’s Colt McCoy.

McCoy came into the league in 2010 as a third-round pick by the Cleveland Browns. He was one of the options that they cycled through before finally finding Baker Mayfield to serve as their potential franchise quarterback. However, things didn’t go well there — he went 6-15 as a starter — and he wound up in San Francisco.

After barely logging any action in one season there, McCoy was staring down what might’ve been his final opportunity to succeed in the NFL. The Washington Redskins came calling, and McCoy signed there. And since then, he has been a solid cog in their...



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