​Colt McCoy may have just lucked out.


With ​Alex Smith out for the year after breaking both his tibia and fibula on what was a Theismann-esque play (33 years from the date to be exact) against the ​Houston Texans, Colt McCoy will come in as Smith's replacement for the time being.


Thanks to a small tidbit in his contract, McCoy could wind up making some serious bank this offseasonIf McCoy ends up starting the final six games of the season, as a part of a clause in his deal with the ​Washington Redskinsthe former Texas standout has the ability to void his contract and test the free agency market

​​According to the contract clause, should McCoy start the last six games of the season and want to opt out of his deal, Washington would still be able to keep the journeyman quarterback if they give him a raise of up to $4 million.

McCoy will be starting in his first regular season game since 2014 when he takes on the ​Dallas Cowboys in today's classic Thanksgiving matchup. With the Redskins and Cowboys neck and neck for first place in the NFC East, this Thanksgiving game has a lot hanging in the balance for the two teams.


Washington fans better hope that McCoy plays well too, as the only other active quarterback left on the roster is newly-signed backup ​Mark Sanchez

Pretty sure everyone would want McCoy over Sanchez in that situation.