Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy

Quarterback #16
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 215 lb.
Born:September 5, 1986
Drafted:2010 / Rd. 3 (85)
Draft Team:CLE

Colt McCoy: Joins G-Men for backup gig

McCoy is signing with the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Giants also have Alex Tanney under contract, but McCoy should be in good position to win the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Daniel Jones. The 33-year-old has 28 NFL starts to his name, but just three of those have come in the past five years.

March 19, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Stays behind in Texas

McCoy did not return to Washington with the team after Sunday's 47-16 loss in Dallas, Michael Phillips of Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Analysis: This may just be a matter of convenience for a player with roots in Texas, but it could also be taken as a sign that McCoy either plans to retire or will join a new team for 2020. The 33-year-old made his lone appearance of 2019 in a 33-7 loss to the Patriots back in Week 5, completing 18 of 27 passes for 122 yards, with no touchdowns, an interception and six sacks. McCoy's contract will expire at the start of the new league year unless he signs an extension beforehand. His overall track record hints at a competent No. 2 quarterback, tough his three starts within the past five years were somewhat less promising.

December 31, 2019 7:00 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Healthy scratch Sunday

McCoy (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Miami.

Analysis: If the Redskins have to make a change at QB on Sunday, as they have in many games this season, McCoy won't be taking the field. Instead, Case Keenum will get the start while rookie Dwayne Haskins serves as his backup.

October 13, 2019 8:41 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Headed for healthy scratch

McCoy likely will be inactive for Sunday's game in Miami, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Interim coach Bill Callahan plans to use Dwayne Haskins as the backup quarterback behind starter Case Keenum. There isn't much reason to keep McCoy active for the contest.

October 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Back to bench

McCoy is expected to assume a reserve role Sunday in Miami behind Case Keenum (foot), Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: In his first action of the season this past Sunday, McCoy had a tough go of it against the Patriots, completing 18 of 27 passes for 119 yards and one interception. The Redskins proceeded to fire Jay Gruden in the wake of that contest, promoting Bill Callahan to interim head coach in the process. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Callahan will announce a starting QB "later this week," but it appears McCoy will be the second-stringer, at best, this weekend.

October 9, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Overwhelmed by Patriots

McCoy completed 18 of 27 passes for 119 yards and an interception while rushing twice for 14 yards in Sunday's 33-7 loss to New England.

Analysis: McCoy was faced with a daunting matchup in his season debut, so he unsurprisingly struggled against a Patriots defense that's arguably the best in the league. A silver lining here is that McCoy showed some promising chemistry with rookie receiver Terry McLaurin, who accounted for 51 of McCoy's 119 yards. It remains to be seen whether McCoy, Case Keenum (foot) or rookie Dwayne Haskins starts under center when the winless Redskins face the winless Dolphins in Week 6.

October 6, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Named as Week 5 starter

McCoy will start Sunday's game against the Patriots, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: McCoy gets his first start of the 2019 campaign, while the No. 2 job will come down to Case Keenum's health, with the veteran quarterback listed as questionable due to a foot injury. McCoy will have his hands full, facing a red-hot Patriots defense without the services of Jordan Reed (concussion) or Vernon Davis (concussion). Washington also has Terry McLaurin (hamstring) listed as questionable, trending toward another game-time decision.

October 4, 2019 10:44 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Gets some first-team work

McCoy and Case Keenum (foot) both took reps under center during the portion of Thursday's practice that was available to the media, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Keim's report seemingly rules out rookie Dwayne Haskins from getting the starting nod Week 5 against the Patriots, though coach Jay Gruden declined to name either McCoy or Keenum as the team's top option. Keenum ditched the walking boot on his right foot but was still listed as a limited participant in Thursday's session, which may have resulted in McCoy taking the lead in most of the tea's drills. More clarity on the Redskins' quarterback plans for this weekend should come after Friday's practice.

October 3, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Sharing reps with Haskins

McCoy and Dwayne Haskins split the QB reps at Wednesday's practice with Case Keenum (foot) in a walking boot, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Despite reaching the end of his recovery from a fibula injury, McCoy was a healthy scratch Week 4. Coach Jay Gruden noted the amount of time McCoy missed, but he may reconsider due to Keenum's lingering injury and Haskins' ineffectiveness in his first NFL action. It appears all three signal-callers have a chance to start Sunday against the Patriots.

October 2, 2019 12:26 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Could get Week 5 start

McCoy is a candidate for the starting QB assignment Week 5 against New England, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins both looked terrible in Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Giants, combining for 5.1 yards per pass attempt, four interceptions, three sacks and no touchdowns. It didn't help that Washington played the game without Terry McLaurin (hamstring), Jordan Reed (concussion) and two starting linemen, but the quarterbacks only made things worse. McCoy was a healthy scratch for the contest, after returning from a leg injury to log full practice participation throughout the week.

September 30, 2019 6:35 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Held out Sunday

McCoy (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at the Giants.

Analysis: McCoy got through a full week of practice for the first time since early August, but the Redskins won't test their luck with the veteran quarterback. Earlier in the week, there seemed to be a chance he'd get a spot start with Case Keenum in a walking boot, but Keenum himself ditched it and will continue to lead the offense. Behind Keenum, rookie Dwayne Haskins is serving as the team's backup signal-caller.

September 29, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Colt McCoy: To be health scratch Sunday?

Coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that McCoy likely will be a healthy scratch Sunday against the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: There seemed to be a glimmer of hope for McCoy to get a spot start this week with Case Keenum was seen in a walking boot and listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report. However, Keenum was able to brush off the foot sprain quickly and practice in full Thursday. Behind expected starter Keenum on Sunday, the Redskins are expected to roll with rookie Dwayne Haskins as the backup, per John Keim of Gruden elaborated on his through process to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, stating McCoy "has missed a lot of time" due to his fibula injury. Look for McCoy to continue building up his conditioning while Keenum and Haskins are locked into the top two QB spots.

September 26, 2019 12:23 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Listed as full participant

McCoy (lower leg) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: On Tuesday, coach Jay Gruden hinted that McCoy would participate in individual drills, but the veteran signal-caller took part in every part of Wednesday's walkthrough. Considering the Redskins haven't yet put in a full practice, McCoy still may have some hurdles in his path to active status, so his activity level bears watching Thursday and Friday. Elsewhere in the QB room, Case Keenum was a non-participant due to a foot injury, which could open the door for McCoy or rookie Dwayne Haskins to move up the depth chart in the short term.

September 25, 2019 1:51 PM EST

Colt McCoy: May take individual drills soon

Coach Jay Gruden said McCoy (fibula) could work through individual drills this week, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Gruden added to this report by saying McCoy is a "ways away". The Redskins need to see how well McCoy can step into his throws, but it's encouraging that he's progressing to the next stage of recovery. After Monday night's terrible performance by Case Keenum (three interceptions, two lost fumbles), the Redskins could use the options under center, although they have rookie Dwayne Haskins as well.

September 24, 2019 1:06 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Ruled out again

McCoy (fibula) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears.

Analysis: With McCoy having logged another solid week of DNPs, rookie Dwayne Haskins will continue to act as QB Case Keenum's top backup for the time being.

September 21, 2019 12:35 PM EST

Colt McCoy: No on-field work yet

McCoy (lower leg) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden told Hoffman on Monday that McCoy may be cleared for individual work this week, but it didn't happen in his first chance to do so. McCoy has two more sessions to make an appearance, at which point he likely will be ruled out as he's not close to participating in team drills.

September 19, 2019 11:56 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Individual work on tap

Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that McCoy (lower leg) could resume individual work in practice this week, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: While individual work would represent a step forward in the recovery process for McCoy, anything he does in practice this week is unlikely to constitute a "full participation" designation. With that in mind, McCoy is expected to remain sidelined for the Redskins' Week 3 matchup with Chicago, leaving rookie Dwayne Haskins to act as the backup quarterback behind Case Keenum.

September 16, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Colt McCoy: Puts in pregame workout

McCoy (lower leg) went through a pregame workout Sunday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: The primary hangup with McCoy's recovery has been difficulty push off his right leg, which he tested out Sunday with a number of throws. He remains without a timetable to return, but activity in any Week 3 practices would be the a sign that he's getting close. In the meantime, Case Keenum will direct the Redskins offense while rookie Dwayne Haskins serves as the backup QB.

September 15, 2019 7:58 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Will miss Sunday

McCoy (lower leg) won't play in Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Analysis: McCoy missed the season opener with this injury as well. It remains unclear when the 32-year-old will return to action or even practice, as he was unable to participate in practice Wednesday and Thursday. It seems rookie Dwayne Haskins will serve as Case Keenum's backup Sunday with McCoy sidelined.

September 13, 2019 11:05 AM EST

Colt McCoy: Won't play Week 1

McCoy (lower leg) will not suit up for Sunday's regular-season opener against the Eagles, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: McCoy remains without a timetable for a full recovery. The veteran signal-caller is working to strengthen his right leg, which is still causing him issues when attempting to plant. With McCoy sidelined, rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins will slot in as the top backup behind Case Keenum to begin the season.

September 4, 2019 1:14 PM EST

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