One of the three quarterbacks to start this season for Washington is headed to the injured reserve list, according to head coach Jay Gruden, who announced today that Colt McCoy‘s season is officially over (Twitter link via Mike Jones of the Washington Post). Linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat has been promoted from the team’s practice squad to the active roster to take McCoy’s spot.
McCoy, who suffered a neck injury earlier in the month, was cleared to play in Washington’s Week 15 game against the Giants, but left that contest early after aggravating the injury. In his five games (four starts) this year, McCoy posted respectable numbers, completing 71.1% of his passes for 1,057 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. The 28-year-old is eligible for unrestricted free agency this offseason, so we’ll see if Washington attempts to re-sign him or if he hits the open market.
As for the NFC East’s cellar-dwellers, Gruden indicated today that his team doesn’t intend to add another quarterback to its roster this season, tweets Tom Schad of the Washington Times. It looks as if Robert Griffin III will get the opportunity to start Washington’s final two games of the season, with Kirk Cousins backing him up.