The Washington Redskins are re-signing veteran quarterback Colt McCoy to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.
The news of McCoy's signing comes on the heels of Robert Griffin III's official release this week. The move should provide some stability at the position behind starting quarterback Kirk Cousins.
McCoy, 29, spent the past two seasons with the Redskins and played in seven total games, throwing for 1185 yards, 5 touchdowns and three interceptions. McCoy was drafted out of the University of Texas by the Cleveland Browns. After three seasons in Cleveland, McCoy moved on to the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Redskins in his fifth season.
None of this means the Redskins are done at quarterback. Good chance Washington selects a passer to groom in the middle to later rounds.
As for what this means for McCoy, ESPN's John Keim reported that the contract can void after two years. That's good securty for the QB, among other things.
Rather than test the free agent market for another backup slot or possible starting QB competition, McCoy stayed with the system he knows best. With the importance of the quarterback position, the Redskins can sleep a little easier knowing they have a competent option behind the durable Cousins.
Dan Roth is a freelance sportswriter and Breaking Burgundy contributor. Follow Dan on Twitter @danrothdc.
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