The Washington Redskins have two starting-caliber quarterbacks in Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, but Colt McCoy will fight to join them on the roster.
The Washington Redskins have two quality quarterbacks on their roster in Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Griffin experienced the dreaded sophomore slump since he rushed back from his ACL injury, but he has since taken off the knee brace. All signs are pointing to him being able to return to rookie form.
The 2012 second overall pick put together one of the greatest rookie seasons ever for a quarterback. Griffin threw for 20 touchdowns against only five interceptions for a 102.4 passer rating, and he added another 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
Griffin’s knee brace caused him to run less in 2013, but Jay Gruden may elect to use running plays for him.
If another injury occurs, Cousins is fully capable of stepping in as a spot starter, and he has been viewed as a future starter for another team.
However, he struggled when filling in for Griffin at the end of the season. At worst, Cousins will be a quality No. 2 quarterback.
Colt McCoy is the frontrunner to be the third-stringer for the Redskins, but he is on the roster bubble since the Redskins are considering carrying just two quarterbacks.
Head coach Jay Gruden only had two quarterbacks on his last three Cincinnati Bengals teams as their offensive coordinator, so there is a great chance he will carry this philosophy to Washington.