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Skins backup QB battle very close

Monday, August 24, 2015, 1:22pm

RealRedskins.com - [Full Article]

It is becoming apparent that the No. 2 quarterback in Washington will have a good shot at becoming No. 1 at some point during the season.

It’s not too much of a stretch to concoct a doom and gloom scenario for Robert Griffin III. Watching him on Thursday against the Lions and throughout his career since 2013, it seems almost inevitable that his season will be interrupted by either injury or ineffectiveness. That means that the winner of the competition for the No. 2 quarterback job is likely to start some regular season games and perhaps sooner rather than later.

So who is the leader in that competition between Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy? Jay Gruden said during training camp that performance in preseason games would be the primary determining factor. If there is a leader in the battle, Gruden has not tipped his hand to reveal which one it is.

“They’re doing extremely well,” said Gruden of the play of the two backups during the preseason.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say throughout OTAs, minicamp and training camp, Cousins and McCoy have split the work with the second and third teams about as evenly as you can. Cousins has completed 77 percent of his passes averaging 9.4 yards per attempt while McCoy is completing passes at a 75 percent clip and also averaging 9.4 yards per pass. Both have been behind center for seven drives. Cousins has had better results, with the team scoring three touchdowns and a field goal with him in the game while McCoy’s possessions have resulted in two touchdowns, the story all said. As you can see, things are pretty close. It's a situation to pay attention to especially if you play in deeper leagues or leagues that start two QBs.

2015 Strength of Schedule - WAS
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
6
MIA
4
STL
26
@NYG
29
PHI
20
@ATL
7
@NYJ
16
TB
BYE24
@NE
28
NO
13
@CAR
26
NYG
18
DAL
30
@CHI
2
BUF
29
@PHI
18
@DAL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1HOU--------------
2JAX2233250207.5811.361-100-1.0076/8589%
3PHI3048427318.9014.2335001.6778/78100%
4NYG1933257147.7913.531120112.0055/55100%
5SEA2136283207.8613.4824002.0055/55100%
6ARI2438354239.3214.750000-60/60100%
7TEN1016139018.6913.900001-33/6352%
8DAL--------------
9MIN--------------
10BYE--------------
11TB--------------
12SF--------------
13IND--------------
14STL--------------
15NYG--------------
16PHI--------------
17DAL--------------
Totals12620417101098.3813.57720022.86357/39690%

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