Free Agent QBs Redskins Could Sign to Replace Colt McCoy

The Washington Redskins suffered another brutal blow at the quarterback position. After a terrible injury to starter Alex Smith in Week 11, it was set to be the Colt McCoy show. Unfortunately for McCoy and the Redskins, that didn’t last long, as the signal-caller suffered a leg injury in the first half.

As ESPN’s Lisa Salters revealed (h/t NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport), McCoy’s injury is a fractured right fibula and he will miss the remainder of the year.

With both Smith and McCoy now out for the year, let’s take a look at a few free-agent quarterbacks the team could sign to fill the void. As things currently stand, it will be veteran Mark Sanchez holding down the starting job.


Top Free-Agent Quarterbacks Redskins May Consider

  • Paxton Lynch, 24, previously with Denver Broncos
  • Matt Moore, 34, previously with Miami Dolphins
  • EJ Manuel, 28, previously with Oakland Raiders
  • Sam Bradford, 30, previously with Arizona Cardinals

It’s set to be the Mark Sanchez show, at least for as long as he can produce at even a remotely productive level. The Redskins are down two quarterbacks, and not surprisingly, free agency isn’t loaded with big names. Of the options on this list, the most appealing may be Paxton Lynch, who struggled mightily with the Denver Broncos.

Lynch, who was a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, was beaten out by Chad Kelly (who was later released) due to his poor play. He’s only seen action in five regular-season games, completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.

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Source: Heavy Sports