Colt McCoy, the former Longhorn quarterback who racked up the most career wins in UT history, is about to call Washington, D.C home.
The controversially named Washington Redskins announced today via Twitter that McCoy, previously a backup for Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, signed a deal with the team early on the morning of April 3. McCoy will be entering his fifth season in the NFL.
As a Skin, McCoy will likely be the third-string quarterback behind starter (and former Baylor Bear) Robert Griffin III and his backup Kirk Cousins. McCoy will most likely be taking the place of former third-stringer Rex Grossman who is currently a free agent.
There is a chance that McCoy could move up a spot on the depth chart, with Washington still interested in trading Cousins during the offseason for a draft pick. McCoy will also provide some much needed insurance behind Griffin, who had a standout rookie season in 2012, but along with his offensive line, struggled throughout 2013.
Washington will be McCoy’s third destination on the professional level, following his year-long stint in San Francisco and his first stop with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns drafted McCoy in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft; he ended his short time as a starter for the Browns with a 6-15 winning record.
With Washington likely sticking with RGIII as starter for the foreseeable future, it’s likely McCoy won't be the Skins' starting quarterback anytime soon. Regardless, it will be interesting to watch this Texas takeover of one of the NFL's oldest — and most valuable — teams.