Eagles Might Face Colt McCoy in Important Week 17 Matchup

The Eagles have their hands full this weekend with the Houston Texans, but that Week 17 matchup against Washington just got a little more interesting. 

Because not only is there a good chance that game could be for a playoff berth, but it also looks like the Redskins might have Colt McCoy back. 

You'll remember that McCoy broke his fibula against the Eagles at the Linc on Dec. 3, but there's a chance he'll be able to play in Week 17 at FedEx Field. 

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According to our friends down at NBC Sports Washington, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was asked the odds of McCoy's return for Week 17 on a scale of 1-10. 

"I'd say 10 for Colt," Gruden said. "That's just my opinion. I just think Colt's a crazy dude." 

Gruden also said it wouldn't surprise him either way and Washington won't force him back into the lineup if he's not ready. Ultimately, it will be the doctors' call. It would be pretty impressive if McCoy missed just three full games after breaking a fibula, but it looks like there's a chance. 

McCoy, of course, took over at quarterback when starter Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury back in November. Since McCoy went down, the Redskins already tried Mark Sanchez and are now on QB No. 4 for the season in Josh Johnson, who led them to a 16-13 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. In that game, Johnson completed 16 of 25 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Including the Texans game when Smith got hurt, the Redskins are 1-4 since Smith's injury. 

In the game against the Eagles, McCoy was 4 for 4 with 50 passing yards before he broke his fibula and had to leave. The previous week, he threw for two touchdowns and three interceptions in a two-point loss to the Cowboys. 

If nothing else, McCoy knows Jay Gruden's offense much better than Johnson. McCoy has been in Washington since 2014, Gruden's first year as head coach. 

Right now, the Eagles and Redskins both have a 7-7 record. Both would need Minnesota to lose to jump the Vikings in the wild-card race. If the Vikings lose this weekend at Detroit and the Eagles and Redskins win this weekend, that Week 17 matchup would be for a playoff berth.

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