Colt McCoy backs up Washington but stays ready

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Colt McCoy is happy with his roots planted in Washington. McCoy re-signed with the Redskins in March after two years as a backup. McCoy returned to Austin this week for his annual camp at Westlake High School. The former Longhorn QB’s role isn’t likely to change with the team and neither will his effort.

This offseason, the Redskins tidied up their quarterback situation giving Kirk Cousins the franchise tag, signing McCoy and releasing Baylor product Robert Griffin III. Cousins has the right to go to the free agent market after this season. McCoy is locked up to a three year deal lasting through the 2019 season.

“I’m certainly not OK with being a back up, but that’s my role and I’m going to treat that just like I would if I was starting. I have a job and I’m good at my job and I appreciate the fact that I’m on a good football team with good coaches,” McCoy said.

Last year, McCoy saw action in just one game, throwing 11 passes in the season finale win against Dallas. In 2014, McCoy started four games for Washington throwing four touchdowns and three interceptions. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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