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Another Day, Another Redskins QB Number Post

OK, so we know Kirk Cousins has switched his uniform number from 12 to 8.

And we know Robert Griffin III isn’t giving up No. 10 anytime soon.

But what about the uniform number for recently-acquired Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy?

Well we’re here to help you get the answers you so rightfully deserve, so here you go.

McCoy will be suiting up in No. 16 in the burgundy and gold.

McCoy broke into the league in 2010 wearing No. 12 with the Cleveland Browns (that number with the Redskins is currently taken by wide receiver Andre Roberts), and was given No. 2 with the San Francisco 49ers (which is taken by Redskins kicker Kai Forbath).

McCoy, a legendary quarterback at the University of Texas, officially becomes the 16th (how about that?) player to wear No. 16 with the Redskins, joining:

Slivinski, Steve, G…………………………………………. 1939-43
Sharp, Everett, T …………………………………………. 1944-45
Steber, John, G ……………………………………………. 1946-50
Dorow, Al, QB ……………………………………………… 1954-56
Snead, Norm, QB ………………………………………… 1961-63
Began, Gar y, QB …………………………………………. 1968-69
Petitbon, Richie, S………………………………………… 1971-72
Laufenberg, Babe, QB (also wore 12) …………… 1983-85
Ribbert, Ed, QB ………………………………………………….1987
Humphries, Stan, QB …………………………………… 1989-91
Gannon, Rich, QB ……………………………………………..1993
Query, Jeff, WR …………………………………………………1995
Blanton, Scott, K ………………………………………….. 1996-98
Peete, Rodne y, QB ……………………………………………..1999
Banks, Brandon, WR ………………………………….. 2010-12

As always, thanks a bunch to Redskins Public Relations for the helpful statistics.

-REDSKINS-

ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.