McCoy started 21 games with the Browns in 2010 and 2011 after being drafted in the third round in ’10, but has played a backup role over the last two seasons in Cleveland and San Francisco. In Washington, the 27-year-old will fall behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins on the depth chart, so he’s not likely to see any playing time barring injuries and/or a trade. The signing presumably also means free agent signal-caller Rex Grossman won’t be returning to Washington.
In 2011, a season in which he started 13 games for the Browns, McCoy threw for 2,733 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, while completing 57.2% of his passes. He has attempted just 18 passes in the two years since then.