Colt McCoy tops Washington’s first QB depth chart

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The first depth charts of training camp often don’t wind up meaning much, but quarterback competitions always grab eyeballs.

Washington’s got one of those competitions and their first depth chart came out on Sunday. It shows Colt McCoy in the No. 1 slot with Case Keenum at No. 2 and first-round pick Dwayne Haskins in the third spot. When head coach Jay Gruden talked about the competition last week, it didn’t sound like anything was close to being settled.

“Colt’s got the most experience in the system, but he still hasn’t played a whole lot,” Gruden said. “He hasn’t taken a lot of reps. Last year it was all about Alex [Smith, the year before that it was all about Kirk [Cousins], and getting them ready. Case has all the reps, but he doesn’t have much experience in the system. He’s doing a nice job, and obviously Dwayne is a rookie. All three of them have shown flashes of being really good and really productive, and all three have shown flashes of, ‘Hey, we’ve got to get better.'”

Washington faces Cleveland on Thursday in the first game action of the preseason for the three quarterbacks.

15 responses to “Colt McCoy tops Washington’s first QB depth chart

  1. Dwayne Haskins should sit for at least 2 years. He had 1 year experience as a starter at OSU. Let Keenum and McCoy battle it out.

  2. Poor Colt. He is behind one of the worst offensive lines ever and that included when Trent “Weedy” Williams was impersonating a lineman last year.

  3. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    August 4, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Poor Colt. He is behind one of the worst offensive lines ever and that included when Trent “Weedy” Williams was impersonating a lineman last year.


    Interesting comment Williams only allowed 2 sacks the last 2 seasons with Washington’s O-Line ranked @ 19 and that’s with numerous injuries across the entire line. Also taking into account Williams being rated @ 45 in the NFL’s Top 100 in 2018 kinda makes your argument moot and unfounded.

  4. I kind of think Colt is the way to go. He’s not great but he does know that system and the Redskins aren’t that bad. They could be an 8 or 9 win team. I would give Colt a month and if they are 1-3 or something get Haskins in there.

  5. Case should start the season, if only to save Haskins from the pounding whoever is behind center is going to take over the first 8 games. Haskins should start the second half of the season.

    Colt should only play if the other two are injured.

  6. I haven’t heard much of anything so far about Case Keenum I wonder if they are even giving him a chance

    In Minicamp he WAS THE CLEAR leader.
    He will start. Book it.

  7. Hopefully I’m proven wrong but when Colt started for the brief time that he did last year after Alex went down I found it concerning that he seemed to have the exact opposite problem that Alex Smith did. Alex Smith played too conservatively and “safe”. Colt on the other hand seemed like he was making poor decisions by forcing plays when they weren’t there, leading to interceptions.

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