Cardinals sign Colt McCoy

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There still aren’t enough good quarterbacks to go around, so even the average ones find a way to remain employed.

Veteran Colt McCoy has agreed to terms with the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of reports.

A third-round pick of the Browns way back in 2010, McCoy started 21 games in his first two NFL seasons and, in the nine years since then, a total of nine.

Last year, McCoy started two games for the Giants. One of the starts became one of the biggest upsets of the year, a win by New York over the Seahawks in Seattle.

For his career, McCoy has thrown 989 passes, completing 600. He has generated 6,455 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 29 interceptions. He has a record of 8-22 in his 30 starts.

After three years in Cleveland, McCoy spent 2013 with the 49ers, six seasons in Washington, and last year with the Giants.

McCoy, who played college football at Texas, turns 35 in September.

15 responses to “Cardinals sign Colt McCoy

  1. You can count on Colt McCoy to be well prepared in case he needs to play. He did a great job in the Giants win at Seattle last year.

  2. Journey man back up now, that never did much in his prime. But hey, you take what you get. Hopefully, he will be a reliable, experienced backup for the Cards. I’m sure they got him on the cheap.

  3. Colt McCoy is going to overtake the NFL tenure of Don Muhlbach, the Lions long snapper since 2004, yes 2004, eventually.

  4. you don’t bring in a beast like this unless you’re not happy with your starting quarterback, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Colt

  5. I still rank him as an asset as a backup. I’d even venture to guess he’s better than some of the worst starting QBs in the league: it’s just with his age there isn’t enough tread on the tires to hand him the reins.

    Glad he’s still doing well. He dealt with dysfunction for 9 years in Cleveland and Washington. A bad rap for the winningest college football quarterback of all time, at the time he was drafted.

  6. dino2997 says:
    March 30, 2021 at 11:24 pm
    Giants should have kept him. He was better than Daniel Jones.

    You obviously didn’t watch the Giants last year.

  7. Well, there is certainly a Texas connection here…! K2, Kyler, Hop, Watt, etc. S/b easy to keep them in sync… Let’s see if they can produce playoff caliber results.

  8. Great pickup for AZ he’s been solid his whole career. If Kyler goes down no worries!

  9. Any NFL head coach under truth serum who looks down his sideline and sees Colt McCoy as his best option at QB knows that he and his team are hanging on for dear life. Colt can win you a game or fill in a series here or there because he’s a pro, but that’s it. Questionable move by the ‘Birds.

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