Colt McCoy to Start for Redskins Against Colts


Oct 19, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (M) sits on the bench with Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (L) and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (R) against the Tennessee Titans in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Washington Redskins and head coach Jay Gruden have decided to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III this Sunday against Indianapolis.

The news should come as no surprise, as Gruden essentially said on Monday that Griffin was on a short leash.

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In his report, Schefter said that Griffin is still the organization’s long-term plans, as they believe that Gruden can help the former Offensive Rookie of the Year get back to his former ways.

But, as many have speculated, Gruden wanted McCoy to start over RGIII. Fans have also been calling for McCoy to remain the starting quarterback since he beat the Cowboys in Dallas on Monday night.

McCoy finished that game 25-30 for 299 yards, one interception and a rushing touchdown. He was in control of the offense in the second half of the game and showed more confidence than we’ve seen from Griffin so far this season.

Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley has been in favor of McCoy since the team signed him, and apparently can see into the future:

The Redskins and Colts will kick off from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX.