Colt McCoy To Visit Cardinals

The Cardinals are looking at backup quarterbacks and appear to have a veteran in mind. They are set to host Colt McCoy on a visit next week, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

This visit has a good chance of producing a deal that will make McCoy Kyler Murray‘s backup, Schefter adds. McCoy has spent most of his career as a backup, playing that role for the Giants last season.

McCoy resurfaced on the free agent radar last year, signing with the Giants. He played the previous six seasons with Washington, with his role vacillating from third-stringer to spot starter during that run. McCoy helped the Giants to a crucial road win over the Seahawks last season.

The former Texas Longhorn is going into his age-35 season. This would be McCoy’s 12th NFL campaign. McCoy is 8-22 as a starter — with Cleveland, Washington and the Giants — but has extensive experience (22 starts, 989 pass attempts) since going off the 2010 draft board in the third round.

A 2019 acquisition to work as Murray’s backup, Brett Hundley is a free agent. However, Chris Streveler — who replaced Murray in Week 16 against Seattle — remains under contract. Hundley, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers injury replacement in 2017, did not take any snaps for the Cards last season. Murray has not missed a start in two NFL seasons.

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    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      I mean, a 6’1″ QB figured out a way to stick around for over a decade and bank nearly $20 million… Nice work if you can get it!!

  1. crosseyedlemon

    I’m thinking that the best fit for someone named “Colt” is probably Indianapolis.

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