Four years ago, when football fans thought of the name Colt McCoy, it was synonymous with tradition, winning, and touchdown passes. Since his stint in the NFL, McCoy’s name has lost a lot of its luster, but nonetheless, the Washington Redskins signed the former Cleveland Brown and San Francisco 49er to a contract to become their third string quarterback. The signing of McCoy appears to be the end of the line for former Redskin Rex Grossman who remains a free agent.
McCoy’s played in 28 games over four seasons in the NFL and will provide the Redskins with even more depth at the League’s most important position. The move may also hint at a potential trade of back up quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Redskins have been silently shopping Cousins throughout the off-season and a trade partner may surface in May’s NFL Draft. I expect Washington to move Cousins come May in hopes of further solidifying either the team’s offensive line or secondary positions. Redskins management hopes to win this season, and they will do whatever it takes to accomplish their goal of winning a fourth Super Bowl title in the franchise’s storied history.
In other news, newly acquired DeSean Jackson has announced that he will wear the number eleven during his first season with the team. Jackson had previously worn the number 10 which is currently held by quarterback Robert Griffin III.