From anyone that has read my writing in the past, you know two things about my football allegiance outside of New England: one, I absolutely love the Texas Longhorns, and two, I have a man-crush on Texas legend and current Redskins backup QB Colt McCoy.
In the final preseason game, it was announced that McCoy was going to play the entire game. While Kirk Cousins was already named the starting quarterback after RGIII went down, some healthy competition and the prospect of good football should be a welcoming sign to any Washington football fan.
The 6-year NFL veteran had an up-and-down game, getting sacked 3 times behind a very iffy offensive line and fumbling a snap. McCoy finished the game 22 of 33 for 208 yards and a touchdown.
At Texas, he was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever put on a Longhorn uniform. I never truly understood why McCoy was never given a chance in the NFL. He's not necessarily tall for a QB, standing at 6'1 (I'd kill to be 6'1), but his toughness was something that many scouts overlooked in the 2010 NFL Draft when he went late in the 3rd Round.
Now, as McCoy has a couple years of NFL experience under his belt, people are seeing how viable of a quarterback he can be. While RGIII may be the "backup quarterback," his days in Washington are numbered and no one should expect Kirk Cousins to put up numbers like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. Expect Cousins to struggle at some point in the season and, hopefully, McCoy can't capitalize and solidify his place in the NFL.
By Pete Packowski @Pete_BBS