Giants, QB Colt McCoy Agree To Terms

Daniel Jones will no longer have a two-time Super Bowl MVP as his backup, but the Giants appear to have filled Eli Manning‘s most recent position Thursday.

The Giants and veteran quarterback Colt McCoy agreed to terms, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. It’s a one-year, $1.5MM deal, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com tweets. McCoy will migrate to another NFC East team after spending the past six years with Washington.

While the Giants were interested in Matt Moore, they have acquired a passer who has nearly as much experience and is two years younger. McCoy, 33, is a 10-year veteran who has played with the Browns, 49ers and Redskins. He has not been a regular starter since his first two seasons, but he is one of the league’s most experienced backups.

Working with Jay Gruden for most of his Redskins run, McCoy will now serve under another coach who spent a great deal of time organizing game plans in this division. Jason Garrett will be tasked with continuing Jones’ development, and McCoy figures to play a key role in helping the 2019 first-rounder.

The former Texas Longhorn started six games with the Redskins, sporting an 8-7 TD-INT ratio and a 7.6 yards-per-attempt figure.

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