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Jay Gruden, in a press conference this week, expressed confidence that Colt McCoy will be ready to play soon; perhaps as early as Week 17.
A bit of a twitter war has broken out over the question of whether the Redskins should plan to start Colt if he’s healthy or if he should be a backup in the game against the Eagles. This questions is especially vexing if Josh Johnson manages to lead the team to a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
Last Sunday, Josh Johnson started his first game since 2011. On Saturday, he'll start consecutive games for the first time since 2009, when he started four in a row as a rookie with Tampa Bay. #Redskins— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) December 20, 2018
.@JPFinlayNBCS on #RedskinsTalk: "If Josh Johnson wins this Saturday, I think they will still go back to Colt." (I disapprove.) Then, on Colt being active if #Redskins are still alive in W17: "I want to be unequivocal. I think it's happening."— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) December 20, 2018
If Josh wins this week, the Josh vs. Colt debate is gonna be https://t.co/DNxKcrJ3Km— Peter Hailey (@PeterHaileyNBCS) December 19, 2018
Sonny vs. Billy, Schroeder vs. Williams and Kirk vs. Griffin would all pale in comparison— James Dorsett (@JamesDDorsett) December 19, 2018
Josh Johnson has acquitted himself nicely, and benching him to put a hobbled, immobile Colt McCoy behind a makeshift offensive line against the Eagles d-line would be the dumbest fucking thing they could do.— Kenneth Clyburn (@KenClyburn) December 20, 2018
Which is why of course they want to do it. #Redskins
Like the old saying goes, if your quarterback controversy involves Colt McCoy and Josh Johnson, it's probably time to plan for next year.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 20, 2018
How about play them both? Use Johnson the way the Saints use Hill. Or hell, alternate drives. Go nuts. Maybe it will be crazy enough to work. At the very least, threaten to play them both and make the Eagles prepare for everything. Pull out all the stops.— SAQdaddy (@saqdaddy) December 20, 2018
Also, getting back to your tweets on the Colt situation from earlier: If the Redskins win Saturday, Josh Johnson isn't going anywhere.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 19, 2018
If the Redskins win on Saturday with Josh Johnson starting at QB, then Colt McCoy is cleared by doctors to play in Week 17, who should start against the Eagles?
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Josh should start
Colt should start
If the Redskins beat the Titans on Saturday and Colt McCoy is cleared by doctors to play in Week 17, what should the Redskins do about Mark Sanchez?
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Cut him; he sucks and the Redskins don’t need him (they can always re-sign him if something crazy happens)
Keep him... just in case.