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An Escalade, Impala, truck and the Redskins quarterback competition

An Escalade, Impala, truck and the Redskins quarterback competition

Quarterback expert Paul Troth joined the Redskins Talk Podcast to discuss the current competition going on in Richmond. While football jargon can oftentimes be complicated and exhausting, Troth took a much simpler approach by comparing the three QBs to automobiles:

An Escalade, Impala, and a truck. 

“Haskins would probably be your Cadillac Escalade,” Troth said. “He’s big and smooth.”

Haskins stands at 6-3, 230 pounds but has a calmness about his game that's rare in quarterbacks his age. 

Troth continued, “Keenum might be an old Impala - tried and true.”

Tried and true is right. Keenum's addition to the Redskins roster this offseason makes the sixth team he's played with since being drafted by the Houston Texans in 2012.

Lastly, his comparison for McCoy was a “truck,” because why not?

In all seriousness, Troth expounded upon his McCoy comparison by saying “he’s got a lot of tools in the toolbox, he can do both things well.”

A nine-year veteran, McCoy is 32 years old and still very much in the conversation for starting quarterback this season; he's definitely got some tools. 

Whichever vehicle these players resemble, the team and it's fans just hope it can carry them to success this season. 

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Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson carved up the visiting DC Defenders for 278 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night in the Los Angeles Wildcats' commanding 39-9 victory.

The Wildcats obliterated Cardale Jones (13-of-26, 4 INT) and the Defenders, who fall to 2-1 on the season.

Johnson completed passes to eight different receivers, including William and Mary standout Tre McBride, who was traded from the Defenders to the Wildcats in the preseason.

McBride finished the night with five catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson played for the Redskins during the 2018 NFL season, suiting up for the final four games after the team lost both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to season-ending injuries. Johnson led the Redskins to a 16-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars during Week 15, throwing for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Johnson was selected by the Wildcats in the XFL Supplemental Draft in Nov. 2019. 

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Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins running back Matt Jones was a force on the ground Sunday afternoon for the BattleHawks in the team's 29-9 win against the Guardians.

Jones paved the way for the St. Louis win, rushing for 95 yards and a score on 15 carries.

Jones was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.

He impressed the coaching staff during his first year in D.C. (794 all-purpose yards, 4 total TDs) but struggled to hold on to the ball, fumbling five times. 

Jones was named the starting running back in 2016 after the Redskins decided to let Alfred Morris leave in free agency.

In his second season, Jones missed nine games with a rash of injuries and eventually lost his starting spot to Rob Kelley. 

He was waived shortly before the start of the 2017 NFL season by the Redskins, and he has been on the move ever since.

Jones and the BattleHawks head to Audi Field for a matchup with the DC Defenders on Sunday, March 8.

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