Brian Mitchell: It’s time for Redskins to give Colt McCoy a chance

Could Kirk Cousins' days as the Redskins starting quarterback be numbered?
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After throwing another two interceptions in the Washington Redskins’ 34-20 Week 6 loss to the New York Jets, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has now thrown eight interceptions Redskins head coach Jay Gruden confirmed that he remains confident in Cousins, but former Redskin Brian Mitchell thinks that it might be time to bench Cousins for Colt McCoy.

“I’m not blaming the game totally on Kirk Cousins, but Kirk Cousins played awful today and has to get better,” Mitchell said on CSN’s “Redskins Postgame Live” after the game. “He missed open receivers, and he threw these interceptions. … People are gonna start with Kirk, Robert. No, no, no. I am a fan of the burgundy and gold. And right now, we’ve seen people benched and cut because they weren’t playing well. Colt McCoy now deserves a chance.”

McCoy started three and played in five games with the Redskins in 2014. His record as a starter was 1-2, and he finished with three touchdowns and three interceptions. At this time, it seems unlikely that Gruden will make the quarterback change, but the pressure is on for Cousins to rebound in Week 7.

(h/t Washington Post)

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