Jay Gruden: Redskins will have quarterback competition in 2015

Tuesday December 30th, 2014

The Washington Redskins will have a competition at quarterback in 2015, head coach Jay Gruden said his year-end press conference Tuesday. 

"I’d like to pick one as soon as I could so we could try to work and grind on him and develop him," Gruden said, according to ESPN.com. "But until that position is earned, you have to have a competition. I anticipate us having a competition at a lot of spots, and quarterback is no different next year." 

Washington used three different quarterbacks this season: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. McCoy is an unrestricted free agent but both Griffin and Cousins are under contract for next season. 

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Griffin started the season opener but dislocated his ankle in Week 2 against the Jaguars and was replaced by Cousins.

McCoy, originally the team's third-string quarterback, replaced an ineffective Kirk Cousins in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans and earned his first start of the season against the Dallas Cowboys the following week. Griffin returned from an ankle injury in Week 9 and started three games before losing the job to McCoy.

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Griffin started the final two games of the season after McCoy injured his neck.

Griffin started seven games, more than both Cousins and McCoy. Cousins averaged the most yards per game and McCoy completed the highest percentage of passes. Washington won two games started by Griffin and one each started by Cousins and McCoy.

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