Everybody makes mistakes. But this one is just a little too personal for poor Colt McCoy.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruen misspoke and mentioned "Kirk" instead of "Colt" when speaking about the status of his quarterbacks.
Jay Gruden: "Alex is throwing it well and so is Kirk, I mean Colt. Jesus."— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) July 31, 2018
The Redskins finally parted with Kirk Cousins this year after having him under the franchise tag for two entire seasons. Then, they signed three-time Pro Bowler Alex Smith to a four-year, $94 million contract.
Alex Smith has been the headline for the Redskins this year, but let's not forget the most familiar face of all: Colt McCoy. McCoy is entering his fifth straight year in Washington, and though he hasn't attempted a pass since 2015, Coach Gruden is confident that the team could turn to McCoy if necessary.
That is, if he can remember his name when the time comes.
Jay Gruden slipped up and said “Kirk” when talking about Alex Smith and specifically Colt McCoy. It was a lighthearted moment and he even said “Jesus” afterwards. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) July 31, 2018
Tough break for Gruden. After all, Cousins was with the Redskins for six years, but that doesn't mean McCoy's presence as a backup should be downplayed. Hopefully McCoy's one-year contract extension will make up for Gruden's error.
As long as McCoy continues to throw well during training camp, Gruden will remember his name. At least, we hope.