Colt McCoy expected to be out until training camp

May 6, 2019

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Colt McCoy is not expected to be healthy at least until training camp after the veteran quarterback underwent another procedure on his leg last month.

McCoy suffered a season-ending broken leg against the Philadelphia Eagles in December, and has undergone three leg surgeries in the time since. The 32-year-old did not show up for the first phase of the Redskins’ OTAs and instead underwent a third operation, NBC Sports Washington reported April 23.

Asked about McCoy after the draft, Gruden said the quarterback “had an issue” with his leg that had to be cleaned up.

“It wasn’t a major surgery, but it was a surgery and it’s going to take a little bit of time to heal,” Gruden said. “Some things popped up in there that we weren’t expecting. But he’ll be in the process of recovering and rehabbing here soon.”

Gruden delivered the latest update on McCoy at the team’s charity golf tournament on Monday in Arlington.

If he can get healthy, McCoy is expected to compete for the starting job with veteran Case Keenum and first-rounder Dwayne Haskins. Gruden said he has yet to figure out how he’ll divide the reps for the quarterbacks moving forward.

“There’s plenty of time,” Gruden said. “We have a couple of hours a day on the field. We’ll get plenty of throws and plenty of reps. But as far as how we’ll split them up, we haven’t done that yet.”