Loudoun County, Va. (March 19, 2015) – The Washington Redskins announced last week that they have re-signed quarterback Colt McCoy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McCoy (6-1, 215) is entering his sixth NFL season and his second with the Redskins after joining the team as an unrestricted free agent on April 3, 2014. In 33 career games with 25 starts, McCoy has completed 501-of-831 passes (60.3 percent) for 5,458 yards with 25 passing touchdowns.
Last season, McCoy appeared in five games with four starts in his first season with the Redskins, completing 91-of-128 passes (71.7 percent) for 1,057 yards with four touchdowns and a team-high passer rating of 96.4. His contributions helped the Redskins set team records in completions (364) and completion percentage (66.5).
McCoy starred collegiately at Texas from 2006-09, temporarily setting a record for the most career wins by a starting quarterback in NCAA history (45). He completed 1,157-of-1,645 career passes for 13,253 yards with 112 touchdowns and 45 interceptions while adding 447 rushing attempts for 1,571 yards and 20 touchdowns. At the time of his graduation, McCoy was the only quarterback in history to win at least 10 or more games in each of his four collegiate seasons. As a senior in 2009, he received the Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and was named Big 12 Player of the Year.
McCoy, 28, attended Jim Ned H.S. in Tuscola, Texas, where he was twice named Associated Press Class 2A Offensive MVP and a first-team all-state selection. He was born on Sept. 5, 1986.