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About Face: Redskins Now Planning on Starting Colt McCoy

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins are now planning on starting Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

This comes on the heels of Redskins head coach Jay Gruden announcing that the team was planning on starting RGIII but failing to really sound committed to the struggling signal caller. 

Washington tallied a total of 77 net passing yards against the San Francisco 49ers in yet another loss last week.

RGIII is 0-7 in the last seven games that he has started (and finished) dating back to last season. During that span, the Redskins are averaging less than 13 points per game and he has thrown a total of four touchdown passes.

For his part, McCoy has two of the Redskins three wins on the season.

While some in Washington may question why Gruden would make the move to a veteran backup, it’s rather clear that the first-year head coach lacks confidence in RGIII to get the job done. McCoy will likely start from here on out, especially considering this is now the fourth quarterback change the Redskins have made on the season.

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