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CSN: The backup is back—McCoy re-signs with Redskins

Mar 9, 2016, 7:02 AM EDT


According to a report, Colt McCoy will stay as the Redskins backup quarterback. Tandler takes a look on 

  1. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Mar 9, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Good news.

  2. bangkokben - Mar 9, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    The most important position is now taken care of for the season. Check.

    Let this be a lesson to all the Redskin fans that had their stomach in knots the last couple of days. Geez.

  3. mac7163 - Mar 9, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Why ? Could sign anyone better ? Yeah , yeah I know familiar with the system.

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Mar 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM

      Who did you have in mind?

    • Mr.moneylover - Mar 9, 2016 at 10:16 AM

      Colt McCoy really sign because the uncertainty of kirk cousins play this year but also from a contract negotiations stand point…the only reason why they franchise tag kirk cousins is because colt McCoy was also a free agent and he was expecting to leave also…now next year redskins will have leverage in contract negotiations with kirk cousins agent they won’t be scared to lose kirk cousins because now they have a guy whose been in they system for awhile who can take over but also have a rookie who had a year of learning under They belt

      • ajbus1 - Mar 9, 2016 at 11:53 AM

        There’s no leverage there. Colt is the backup, not a legitimate threat to take over.

        • Mr.moneylover - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:19 PM

          But redskins will feel more safe…they could’ve lost all they QBs this year but next year that won’t be the case

        • ajbus1 - Mar 9, 2016 at 2:10 PM


      • hail74 - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

        They franchised him because multiple teams were interested in him, Broncos,Eagles and jets were reported. Not because McCoy was also a FA.

    • ET - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:20 PM

      Who’s better at a reasonable price?

      Colt’s not an NFL grade starter, but he’s a damn fine backup. Level-headed, smart, well-prepared, can handle the pressure. He’ll make a good mentor for a younger developmental QB, too. Count me as a fan of this signing.

      • bangkokben - Mar 9, 2016 at 4:49 PM

        I’m with you, ET. Whoever is complaining that we didn’t upgrade a back-up position that saw 44 snaps on offense last year – all in mop up duty – just doesn’t get it.

        They don’t get that the Redskins have found their starting QB for now and the future.
        They don’t get that the Redskins want a vet that knows the system to run in case of emergency.
        AND they don’t get that Colt McCoy is the BEST candidate for the job.

  4. Mr.moneylover - Mar 9, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Redskins just sign mason foster to a two year deal….Kendrick gholston got resign to compete for a roster spot…I’m getting the feeling redskins will target packers RB James starks and Seattle seahawks WR James kearse those the two names to keep a eye on…scot m. Like to target players from winning organizations

  5. Mr.moneylover - Mar 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Nobody should get caught up in the name its all about players who can fit in your system… Jags don’t do that jags worry about the name and pay a player for what they did for they former team…something the redskins use to do for many years until scot m. Came in and took charge

    • Bryan - Mar 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM

      Totally agree. That’s the question I have with long. Yea he has been productive other than injuries lately but he played in a 4-3 and how does that translate to 3-4. Hatcher did good in Dallas and yes he caused pressure but he got tons of money for 7.5 sacks over two years. I think Scot has a plan and we will soon see it unfold like last year.

    • hail74 - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

      Agreed 100% money

  6. Mr.moneylover - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Redskins currently tryna workout a deal with junior gallete before they start looking to bring in new free agents

    • metalman5150 - Mar 9, 2016 at 4:29 PM

      Pay JG, already. WE aint gonna find a stud rusher for any less $$.

  7. Mr.moneylover - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Redskins will likely ask perry Riley to take a pay cut or get release

    • hail74 - Mar 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

      I always liked Riley but he never seemed to take it to the next level. I’d be fine with his departure. Would like to know how Spraight is doing

  8. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Mar 9, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Mack gets $9.5 million a year for five years from Atlanta.

    Now watch the Browns overpay Stefen Wisniewski. The ripple effect goes on. Scott McGlue is smart to stick to our own knitting.

  9. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Mar 9, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    And Damon “Snacks” Harrison, mentioned by Rich as a potential, non-budget-busting Pot Roast replacement, just signed with the Giants.

    “Reports put the value of the deal in the neighborhood of $9 million per year.”


    • Et - Mar 9, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Whoa, the Giants have been spending like maniacs today. They’re reportedly spending $85M on Olivier Vernon as well.

  10. lezziemcdykerson - Mar 9, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Man I told y’all yesterday that was just a slow newsday in TX or a desperate attempt with his agent to drum up attention for McCoy. I think it shows promise that he’d forego the chance to run his own shop with the a team like the Texans that could make a run with just a HINT of competent QB. Money well spent. Also yet another offseason dagger in the heart of the cowgirls.

  11. hail74 - Mar 9, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    So Brock gets 18mil per for 4 years.

  12. metalman5150 - Mar 9, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    I was such a big Orakpo fan and Chris Cooley fan. Nile Paul, too? Niles, you’re joking right?

    I was perplexed by Cooleys’ timing on airing the laundry out about RG3, yes. BUT everything Cooley said about RG3, is the exact perception that many Skins’ fans already held towards RG3.

    Couldn’t protect himself. Couldn’t take the blame or the heat. Couldn’t read defenses. Couldn’t rekindle that 2012 magic. With or without Cooley talking about that stuff, many of us, SKINS’ FANS, already felt that way about Robert.

    • John - Mar 9, 2016 at 7:28 PM

      Cooley merely confirmed what was folks suspected all along. Now all the RG3 fanboys can all deal with the reality of what their hero was. An immature, thin skinned child who was afraid of competition and taking responsibility for his mistakes. At least he was not doing drugs, etc.

  13. kenlinkins - Mar 9, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    OK, the first round of cuts are in along with the first round of signing our own players before the bidding starts on Free Agents. Seems like the GM does have a game plan. IMO only Galette remains a targeted player that the GM wants to sign but has not been able to cut a deal with. So, phase one 95% complete with a possible 100% score in the making. Phase Two: Signing Free Agents from other teams starts on March 9th, then Phase Three the Draft. So far, so good. Let’s see how the GM spends this year and what players he thinks can help the Redskins get back to the play offs. Should be fun to watch…

  14. John - Mar 9, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    McCoy is the definition of a veteran backup. Ready to come in off the bench if needed but only expected to start on a short term basis when needed, but not expected to carry the team. Archives

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