McCoy will be making his season debut in Sunday’s home game after working his way back from multiple surgeries to repair a fractured right fibula suffered last December.
The 33-year-old McCoy is getting the nod over Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins against the undefeated Patriots (4-0).
McCoy completed 34 of 54 passes for 372 yards with three touchdowns and as many interceptions in three games last season.
The 10-year veteran has thrown for 5,958 yards with 29 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in 38 career games with the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Redskins. He holds a win over the Patriots in 2010 when he was with the Browns.
Keenum has started all four games for the winless Redskins (0-4) this season, completing 92 of 135 passes for 970 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. The 31-year-old, however, is nursing an injured foot.
Haskins, who was the 15th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, threw three interceptions in relief of Keenum in Washington’s 24-3 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. He completed 9 of 17 passes for 107 yards.
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