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2019 NFL Scouting Combine: Jay Gruden on QBs, the draft, free agency and more

Jay Gruden at the Combine

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Redskins Head Coach spoke to reporters today at the NFL Scouting Combine. He talked about a wide range of topics from the draft to free agency, current QBs to potential QBs the Redskins could pursue, and recent coaching changes.


Josh Johnson:

Colt McCoy:

Rookie quarterback:

“There’s always urgency for sure, and when you draft a rookie quarterback, if you draft a rookie quarterback, you expect them to play,” Gruden said. “You don’t have a lot of time. You expect these guys to play, if you invest a draft pick in these guys. They should come in and be ready to play. You’re drafting them for a reason, not to hold a clipboard.”


Preston Smith:

Offensive line injuries:

Brandon Scherff:

Coaching changes:

“Defensively, I wanted to add some experience there to help Coach Manusky, somebody who has actually called defenses, and we added two great ones,” Gruden said. “Tim Rattay, the quarterback’s coach, I just felt like I knew him for a little bit of time in Tampa, and his demeanor is perfect for Alex and Colt, and I think they’ll mesh very well.

“I think if you look around the league nowadays, there’s more and more chefs. I think ideas are great. I think when you sit down and talk about putting a plan together offseason, during the season, during the week, short weeks, I think the more people you have with ideas the better you can function.”

Kevin O’Connell:

Inside Linebacker:

Derrius Guice:

Alex Smith:

Trent Williams:

Kyler Murray:

Cutting players:

Adrian Peterson:

Reuben Foster: