The Washington Redskins' quarterback situation just got even uglier. After starting the game by completing all four of his passes for 50 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles, Colt McCoy went down with an apparent lower leg injury and had to leave the game, giving way to Mark Sanchez.
Washington #Redskins QB Colt McCoy limped to the locker room with a lower left leg injury and is questionable to return. Mark Sanchez (!!!) is in at quarterback for Washington. #NFL— Andersen Pickard (@andersenreports) December 4, 2018
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That's bad enough as it is, but it became clear shortly after the injury via X-rays that McCoy had fractured his fibula, ending his season.
The Redskins already lost opening day starting quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury a few weeks ago, and now their depth at the postion is being put to the test.
Sanchez was signed to be the team's backup after Smith went down. The No. 5 overall pick in 2009's draft last appeared in an NFL game in 2016 as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, in which he tossed two picks in just 18 pass attempts.
Midway through the season, it looked like the Redskins had a shot of winning the volitile NFC East. Even after Smith was declared out for the year, McCoy looked like he would be more than capable to step in and keep the team competitive.
It's a shame that this happened to the eight-year veteran who was finally getting his chance to shine.