In more than four seasons with the Redskins, Colt McCoy hasn't missed a single offseason workout or training session. Until now.
McCoy is not in Ashburn as the Redskins currently work through phase one of offseason workouts. Instead, per doctor's orders the quarterback is back in Texas recovering from another procedure on his leg, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
How things got to this point between the Redskins and their quarterbacks is almost hard to believe.
Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula last November, and then shockingly, McCoy broke his fibula two weeks later in an early December game in Philadelphia.
Despite the broken leg, the Redskins hoped to get McCoy back for a possible late season playoff game. Washington head coach Jay Gruden explained that McCoy and the team pushed too hard to get back in 2018, and that's what caused the quarterback's setback this spring.
"What happened was when he had the injury we were aggressive trying to get him back on the field so fast we didn’t give it time enough to heal the right way so they went back in and did a small procedure to make sure that thing is on track to be full strength by the season," Gruden explained at the NFL League Meetings in Arizona last month.
Now, McCoy has undergone another minor procedure on his leg, his third since the December injury, though the source maintains he could be back in Ashburn as soon as next week.
McCoy and Case Keenum will enter training camp competing for the top quarterback job, and the former University of Texas star is expected to be fully healthy when the team heads to Richmond.
Of course, it's also possible the Redskins add another passer in this week's NFL Draft. Whether that happens in the first round or the late rounds, with Keenum and McCoy in the last year of their contracts, adding a rookie makes sense.
Smith is due more than $40 million from the Redskins over the next two seasons, and Washington can only add an affordable contract on the books at the QB position. The way to do that is via the draft.
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