Redskins to start Colt McCoy at QB against unbeaten Patriots
Gruden announced the switch to McCoy after practice Friday.
McCoy hasn’t appeared in a game since breaking his right leg during a game in December.
Case Keenum started Washington’s first four games this season, all losses. But he was yanked in favor of first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins in the second quarter of last week’s 24-3 defeat at the New York Giants.
Haskins threw three picks in his NFL debut.
Keenum has six turnovers over his past two appearances — four interceptions and two lost fumbles — and has been dealing with an injured right foot.
The 33-year-old McCoy owns a career passer rating of 78.9 with 29 TD passes and 26 interceptions. His teams have a 7-20 record in his starts.