The ride will continue for Josh Johnson as the Washington Redskins quarterback for at least one more week. 

Jay Gruden made clear Johnson will start Week 17 against the Eagles in the season finale. The head coach said “for sure” that Johnson will lead the Redskins, which will mark his first ever start at FedEx Field. 

There had been speculation that Colt McCoy would be able to return for the Eagles game. He broke his leg in early December on a Monday night game against Philadelphia but hoped to get back on the field. 

Recovering in time for Week 17 always seemed like a long shot, and now it’s officially not going to happen for McCoy. 

In two starts, Johnson has energized the Redskins offense despite somewhat pedestrian numbers. 

Against Jacksonville, Johnson was able to engineer a fourth quarter comeback win. Against Tennessee, Johnson looked like he was going to again get a comeback victory until a late interception cost the Redskins the game.