McCoy is signing with the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The Giants also have Alex Tanney under contract, but McCoy should be in good position to win the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Daniel Jones. The 33-year-old has 28 NFL starts to his name, but just three of those have come in the past five years.
McCoy did not return to Washington with the team after Sunday's 47-16 loss in Dallas, Michael Phillips of Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. This may just be a matter of convenience for a player with roots in Texas, but it could also be taken as a sign that McCoy either plans to retire or will join a new team for 2020. The 33-year-old made his lone appearance of 2019 in a 33-7 loss to the Patriots back in Week 5, completing 18 of 27 passes for 122 yards, with no touchdowns, an interception and six sacks. McCoy's contract will expire at the start of the new league year unless he signs an extension beforehand. His overall track record hints at a competent No. 2 quarterback, though his three starts within the past five years were somewhat less promising.
McCoy will be the Redskins' No. 3 quarterback moving forward behind rookie Dwayne Haskins and Case Keenum, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. On Monday, interim coach Bill Callahan named Haskins the starter for the rest of the season, which leaves Keenum and McCoy as reserves. Keenum remains in the concussion protocol, so McCoy could end up serving as the Redskins' backup QB on Sunday versus the Jets and beyond.
McCoy will serve as Washington's backup quarterback Sunday at Buffalo, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Dwayne Haskins is set to make the first start of his career with Case Keenum (concussion) sidelined, thrusting McCoy into the No. 2 role. McCoy has been a healthy scratch since starting Week 5, when he completed 18 of 27 passes for 122 yards and one interception.
McCoy (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game at Minnesota. With interim coach Bill Callahan running the show, McCoy has been inactive for three contests while Dwayne Haskins backs up Case Keenum. The status quo likely will remain without an injury to one of the Redskins' top two quarterbacks.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|4||10/04||@Los Angeles Rams||10||17.13|
|8||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||22.13|
|3 Year Avg||63.0||165||1||1||26||0||12|