There was speculation that Colt McCoy would test the market, possibly ending up with the Dallas Cowboys, but he will return for a third season as a backup in Washington. McCoy was originally signed by the Redskins in 2014, Jay Gruden's first season as head coach, to a vet minimum contract. McCoy played in 5 games, starting 4 that year when Washington was using their patented QB carousel due to injury and ineffective play from Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Last season, McCoy re-signed on a 1 year, $1.375 million deal to continue to compete at QB. Robert Griffin III was the presumed starter going into the preseason, but lost the job to Kirk Cousins who went on to start all 16 regular season games. McCoy saw some action in the final, meaningless game against the Cowboys, while RGIII didn't see a snap all season. Griffin was officially released on Monday, and McCoy will now return for another season to back up franchise QB Kirk Cousins.
Terms of the new deal have not been disclosed.
QB Colt McCoy is re-signing with Washington, per source. Goes in as backup to Kirk Cousins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
QB situation solidified. McCoy said fit and comfort w system, organization was key in decision making process. https://t.co/tP2HLaWHMI— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 9, 2016
[UPDATE: The deal is for 3 years]
FWIW: Colt McCoy's deal is for three years, but can void to 2 per source.So he gets a little more security than he's had recently. #Redskins— John Keim (@john_keim) March 9, 2016