Colt McCoy was seen wearing crutches earlier this week. For our new feature, Fresh Takes, Travis Thomas explains why Redskins fans want the team to draft a quarterback
Colt McCoy is still recovering from a broken leg and was spotted rocking a cast on said leg.
Apparently, he had another "preventative" type of surgery and is expected to be ready by the start of the off season program. Despite the fact he may be ready to go when it counts and the Case Keenum signing, McCoy's storied history of injuries worries me.
I believe the Redskins NEED to draft a QB at #15 overall in the first round of next months draft.
Out of the top 20 statistical leaders at the position, 10 of them made the playoffs. Obviously some of the biggest names in the sport at QB had down years and missed the playoff boat: Rodgers, Big Ben and Matt Ryan. That tells you everything you need to know about the NFL. You MUST have a franchise QB to stand a chance in this league.
Think about the future of the NFC East.
Dak in Dallas, Wentz in Philly and we all suspect the Giants will take their QB of the future in this draft.
I believe the Redskins should do the same. We've seen attendance decline with this franchise and we've heard the fans complaining about the product on the field. What better way to inject some energy into this perturbed fan base than with a young QB with a bright future and personality to match?
Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins won't be there at #15 but I'll take any one of these other prospects at the position. Drew Lock from Mizzou, Daniel Jones from Duke or Will Grier from West Virginia. All of them feel like worth a first round pick to me.
It's time for the Redskins to get the shot of energy in the arm they desperately need and it starts with the QB1.
MORE REDSKINS NEWS:
- 2019 Draft Bracket: Metcalf vs. Hockenson
- Updated Mock Draft: Post-free agency edition
- McCoy's on Crutches: Don't be alarmed yet, though