Cardinals signal former Giants backup Colt McCoy as Kyler Murray’s new No. 2, per report


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The Arizona Cardinals had no enterprise coming into the beginning quarterback sweepstakes this offseason because of Kyler Murray’s presence atop the depth chart. However they’ve made a change behind Murray at QB coming into the previous’s third NFL season. In keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Arizona has signed free agent Colt McCoy after internet hosting the ex-Giants backup for a go to earlier this week, and he is anticipated to take over as Murray’s No. 2 in 2021.

The Cardinals had employed former Packers prospect Brett Hundley as certainly one of Murray’s reserves since 2019, however Hundley, who didn’t go well with up in 2020 and threw simply 10 passes the 12 months prior, has remained unsigned since changing into a free agent himself March 17. The one different distinguished identify in Arizona’s QB room was second-year professional Chris Streveler, who joined the Playing cards in 2020 after a two-year stint within the Canadian Soccer League.

McCoy, 34, however, was one of the skilled reserve QBs left available on the market. Whereas he hardly provides a ability set much like that of Murray (few do, although Hundley a minimum of provided dashing potential), his resume is chock-full of backup duties. Initially a third-round decide by the Browns out of Texas again in 2010, he spent 2020 as Daniel Jones‘ backup with the Giants, going 1-1 in two emergency begins to assist New York keep alive within the NFC East race. 

Previous to becoming a member of the Giants, McCoy spent six seasons with Washington, making seven whole begins from 2014-2019. He additionally spent one season with the 49ers, in 2013, and three with the Browns. Whereas in Cleveland, McCoy made 21 begins, together with a career-high 13 in his second NFL season.



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