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#pounditThursday, February 25, 2021

Report: Colt McCoy fully healthy, could start in Week 5

Colt McCoy

There has been a lot of talk about whether it will be Case Keenum or rookie Dwayne Haskins starting for the Washington Redskins against the New England Patriots in Week 5, but is there a chance it could be neither?

Colt McCoy has become somewhat of a forgotten man in Washington, but there was a point before the season when he had a good chance to enter the year as the team’s starting quarterback. McCoy is now fully healthy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, and he is in consideration to start over both Keenum and Haskins.

Washington head coach Jay Gruden has always been a fan of McCoy, and he said back in March that he has “total confidence” in the former Texas star. McCoy has been with the Redskins since 2014, but injuries and the presence of Kirk Cousins prevented him from getting a real chance to start.

Both Keenum and Haskins struggled in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants. Keenum was benched after throwing an early interception, and Haskins completed just 9-of-17 passes for 107 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in relief of the veteran. Gruden made it clear after the game that Haskins has not won the starting job going forward.

Even if Keenum or Haskins gets the nod against the Patriots, it could be McCoy who is the first QB off the bench should the starter struggle.

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