Stave went undrafted in 2016 after finishing his Wisconsin career with 7,365 yards, 48 touchdowns and the most wins (31) of any quarterback in program history. He spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, including the 2017 preseason with the latter.
He was released by the Chiefs in September after completing 4 of 9 passes for 80 yards and one touchdown during the preseason.
The Redskins cut offensive lineman Jerry Ugokwe to make room for Stave.
“I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but we’re stockpiling Wisconsin quarterbacks,” Bevell said with a smile when he met with reporters on Wednesday. “There’s four of us here. Two of us don’t play the position anymore, so I think that tells you something, but I’m excited to have those guys here.”
The three players know each other well. Stave was a freshman during Wilson’s lone season in Madison in 2011, while McEvoy and Stave battled for the starting gig at Wisconsin in 2013 and 2014, before they moved McEvoy to wide receiver where he caught 10 passes in 2015.
Bevell and Stave are the No. 1 and No. 2 all-time leading passers in Wisconsin history, while Wilson owns nearly every single-season passing record at UW, including yards (3,175), touchdowns (33) and passing efficiency (191.8). In 2014, McEvoy broke the single-season school record for rushing yards (574) by a quarterback.
In the preseason with Minnesota, Stave threw for 285 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
“I may not even watch it. I may just relax,” Stave said on the Joe & Ebo Show this morning, “I’ll keep my phone on me, obviously, and be ready for a call.”
Classic Stave, no matter what is happening on or off the football field, he stays cool, calm and collected.
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