Texas Ex Colt McCoy will get another shot to lead the Washington Redskins after news broke on Tuesday evening that starter Robert Griffin III has been benched, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter and later confirmed by multiple outlets.
The former Longhorns star lead the Redskins to a comeback victory against the Titans back in October when Griffin was injured and back up Kirk Cousins was the ineffective starter. In going 11 of 12 for 128 yards and a touchdown, McCoy provided the spark for the 19-17 win.
As a result, he earned the start in Dallas the next week against the Cowboys in Arlington and responded once again -- for the first time in nearly three years, McCoy started a game in the NFL, leading the 'Skins to a thrilling 20-17 overtime victory.
It was also the first time that McCoy had played a football game in the state of Texas since he helped the Longhorns to a 13-12 victory over the Cornhuskers in the 2009 Big 12 championship game. But while that game was marked by massive struggles for McCoy and the offense, the former Texas quarterback had his current team clicking for much of the game in his return.
In throwing for 299 yards with one interception, McCoy completed 83% of his passes, the best ever for a Washington quarterback with 30 or more passes. He also added a rushing touchdown on a quarterback draw early in the fourth quarter to give Washington a 17-10 lead.
With Griffin ineffective in a 17-13 loss to San Francisco last weekend, head coach Jon Gruden apparently wants a change, though McCoy hasn't officially been announced as the starter.
The best part about the whole scenario from the perspective of a Texas fan?
The ability to drop this punchline, one that has likely been percolating since Griffin starred for the Bears after being overlooked by the Horns as a quarterback:
And that's why Mack recruited RG3 for a safety.— Kasey Riess (@Kriess911) November 26, 2014
So it looks like McCoy may once again get the chance to be the hero against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.