No coach ever wants to have to resort to an emergency quarterback.
But with every player being just one play away from injury, every team in the NFL needs to have a backup plan when the backup plan doesn't work.
Last season, veteran fullback Darrel Young was the Redskins' emergency quarterback. but with Young signing with the Bears, the Redskins will need a new last resort.
On Thursday, Jay Gruden revealed his plans for an emergency quarterback.
"We're working on that right now," he told reporter's during his afternoon press conference. "We're putting a package together for somebody. It's either going to be Jordan Reed or (Jamison) Crowder."
"Jordan Reed played a little quarterbak in college and Crowder is a good enough athlete that he can throw with both hands, so we might let him do it."
In 2010, Reed completed 26 passes as the backup to John Brantley for the Florida Gators, finishing the season with 252 yards and throwing three touchdowns and jsut one interception. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 120 yards, one touchdown and one interceptionin a 55-14 win over Vanderbilt and 8 of 13 passes in the Gators' 37-24 victory over penn State in the Outback Bowl.
While Crowder never served as a traditional quarterback at Duke, he did attempt four passes over the course of his stellar four-year career, completing two fo the four for 33 yards and threw a touchdown pass in the Blue Devils' 36-31 loss to Arizona State in the Sun Bowl.
If the Redskins have to resort to either player, it means the worst has happened.
The Redskins don't plan on having to use anyone other than Kirk Cousins at quarterback, but have Colt McCoy and rookie Nate Sudfeld in line to back him up. But we now know what the contigency plan is if things go haywire.
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