Cardinals more likely to 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 due to Kyler Murray’s presence atop the depth chart. However they’re on monitor to make a change behind Murray at QB coming into the previous’s third NFL season. Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Arizona is scheduled to host free agent Colt McCoy for a go to subsequent week, and already “there is a good likelihood it’ll end in a deal that will make him” Murray’s major backup this season.

The Cardinals have employed former Packers prospect Brett Hundley as one among Murray’s reserves since 2019, however Hundley, who didn’t swimsuit 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 outstanding title in Arizona’s QB room is 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, is without doubt one of the most skilled reserve QBs left in the marketplace. Whereas he hardly provides a talent set just like that of Murray (few do, although Hundley at the least provided dashing means), 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 complete 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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