Redskins add QB Colt McCoy

April, 3, 2014
Apr 3
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Colt McCoy is a member of the Washington Redskins.

Say goodbye to Rex Grossman? Probably.

Could it mean the Redskins might have something cooking for backup quarterback Kirk Cousins? Doubtful.

From the outside it looks as if McCoy just fits in Grossman’s role the past two seasons behind Robert Griffin III and Cousins. McCoy spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers after a three-year run with the Cleveland Browns in which he started 21 games. He had a 4-9 record in 2011.

For his career, McCoy has thrown for 4,388 yards with 21 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions.

He gives the Redskins a younger set of eyes as a veteran backup when compared to Grossman. He does not possess a big arm, but Jay Gruden’s West Coast scheme is not reliant on a huge arm to be successful. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has a good, not great, arm, and he fared well with Gruden in his first three seasons.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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