ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported during Monday’s broadcast that Redskins Colt McCoy has a broken fibula and is out for the season.
McCoy exited Monday night’s game with what was considered a lower right leg injury and replaced by Mark Sanchez.
You can expect the Redskins to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
This is terrible news for McCoy, whose career has been marred by injury. Beyond that, he could have been a free agent next year had he played between 25% – 30% of the team’s snaps.
Some names to watch for Washington include EJ Manuel and T.J. Yates, given that they both tried out for the team before the Redskins signed Sanchez.
McCoy, 32, is a former third-round pick out of Texas by the Browns back in 2010. He was traded from Cleveland to the 49ers back in 2013 and later signed on with Washington as an unrestricted free agent in 2014.
McCoy was entering the final year of a three-year, $9 million contract and set to earn $2.8 million in 2018 when he agreed to a one-year extension worth $7 million.
Entering tonight’s game, McCoy had appeared in two games for the Redskins and completed 60 percent of his passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.