The Colt McCoy era has started after Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula today. Smith needed surgery after the game and his season is over.
That means the Redskins have to scramble to get a backup QB on the short week before their game against the Cowboys in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Jay Gruden said he hoped they were already on the plane to Redskins headquarters in this post-game presser.
There have been four names reported so far for work outs. Mark Sanchez, EJ Manuel, Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates,and Josh Johnson. Sanchez is the name most Redskins fans are familiar. It was reported during the 2009 draft that Dan Snyder was interested in trading up to get Sanchez. It was the Jets who made the deal, and the Redskins stayed in their spot to draft Brian Orakpo. Sanchez has also been a QB on the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.
The #Redskins are having a group of veteran FA QBs come in and work out tomorrow following the season-ending injury to Alex Smith: EJ Manuel, Kellen Clemens, Mark Sanchez, and TJ Yates, sources say. They need a backup.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 19, 2018
Redskins are bringing in a group of QBs to work out on Monday, including EJ Manuel, TJ Yates and Mark Sanchez, per sources. Washington needs a new backup for starting QB Colt McCoy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2018
No wonder Mark Sanchez working out for Redskins: Three Redskins assts connected to Sanchez’s NFL career. OC Matt Cavanaugh was Jets’ QB Coach 2009-2012. OL Coach Bill Callahan was Jets’ OL Coach 2008-2011. Passing Game Coordinator Kevin O’Connell was Jets’ backup QB 2009-2010.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2018