Controversy Over: Colt McCoy Will Start For Washington Next Week If RGIII Can't Go
To everyone who thought Kirk Cousins was a "better fit" for Washington coach Jay Gruden's system than Robert Griffin III, it's probably time to shut up. Cousins got his first win as a starter yesterday, except he was benched in the second half for Colt McCoy. Gruden says McCoy will get the nod next weekend too:
Jay Gruden said that if Robert Griffin III can't go vs. Dallas next Monday, Colt McCoy will start at QB for the Redskins.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 20, 2014
Remember, McCoy is the 5th year dude out of Texas who got his most run in 2011 as the Browns quarterback, throwing 14 TDs and 11 interceptions in 13 games for a passing rating of 74.6. Yesterday's performance aside, he's not a "good" quarterback. He's a back-up. So what does that make Cousins?
After talk that Cousins could be a better option than RGIII -- here's that question being posed here, and here, and here -- it must come as a surprise to survey Cousins' stats as a starter over the last five games: 8 TDs, 9 interceptions, 4 losses. You mad, Joe Theismann?
A lot of people have hopped off the RGIII bandwagon as he's dealt with injuries over the past two seasons. It's time to come to terms with reality: He's the best hope this team has at building a solid future. In fact, the only real decision that Washington needs to make about its quarterback situation in the coming months is whether Cousins is worth re-signing at all.
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