Report: Colt McCoy expected to be fully ready by training camp
Colt McCoy suffered a broken leg late in the season for the Washington Redskins. He is still recovering from that, but reportedly, he will be fully ready by training camp.
Last season, Colt McCoy finally got his chance to operate as the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback. Unfortunately, that only lasted for a couple of games before he suffered a fractured fibula against the Philadelphia Eagles. There was some optimism that McCoy could return for the playoffs, at the time, but things didn’t work out on either end.
This offseason, McCoy had another surgery on his injured leg and he has been rehabbing from that. It was unclear what the timetable for his return was at the time of the second surgery, but it seems that an answer is appearing. And it’s a positive one.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McCoy is going to be ready for the start of training camp. He is back with the team for OTAs and his recovery from the broken leg is “going well.”
Jay Gruden had recently stated that he was hopeful that McCoy would be ready by training camp, so this appears to be a step in the right direction.
McCoy’s health is extra important this offseason, as he is the only returning member of the Redskins’ quarterback room. The team drafted Dwayne Haskins and traded for Case Keenum, and those two, along with McCoy, figure to battle for the starting quarterback job. Alex Smith is still there, but he is unlikely to play in the 2019 season.
While McCoy will likely be given a chance to compete for the job, at the moment, he is considered the underdog. He can’t be discounted in what will be a crucial quarterback battle for the Redskins, but his biggest asset at the moment is his familiarity with Gruden’s system. He has spent four years with the ‘Skins in that system, so he is a security blanket of sorts for the quarterback room.
Having McCoy healthy is good news. It will give the team three potential options at the quarterback position, which is something they certainly could have used last year. It will be interesting to see how things shake out for the quarterback room moving forward.