While in the midst of a three-man competition with Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins for the starting quarterback position, Colt McCoy has been battling through a past injury.
The former Longhorn legend and current Washington Redskins quarterback will miss his second straight preseason game this week due to lingering issues in his healing broken leg.
At the NFL League Meetings last month, head coach Jay Gruden openly admitted that the team rushed McCoy’s recovery time for the injury.
“What happened was when we had the injury, we were aggressive in trying to get him back on the field so fast, we didn’t give it enough time to heal the right way so they went back in and did a small procedure to make sure the leg is on track to be full strength by the season.”
Hopefully this doesn’t lead to any long-term career problems for McCoy, because the former third-round draft pick has sustained a successful career as a backup quarterback.
He’s earned around $13.9 million over nine seasons in the NFL and currently ranks as the league’s 26th highest paid quarterback at $3.4 million this season.
As the Redskins backup quarterback, McCoy has always done a solid job when called upon, leading two game-winning drives and owning a 2-1 record against the Dallas Cowboys. Throughout his four seasons with Washington, McCoy has put up some respectable numbers — 68% completion percentage, 1,557 passing yards, 3:2 total touchdown to turnover ratio.
Wishing you a full recovery this time around, Colt.