Cardinals Re-Sign Colt McCoy

The Cardinals have made another move on offense, retaining some veteran depth at the quarterback position. The team announced on Monday that they have re-signed Colt McCoy to a two-year deal.

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The 35-year-old was set to be a free agent, but will now stay in the desert. He started three games in 2021, his first campaign with the Cardinals, while appearing in eight total. He won two of those, totalling a 74.7% completion percentage, throwing for 740 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Prior to his time in Arizona, the former third rounder had also found himself in Cleveland, San Francisco, Washington and New York. Since his short-lived time as a starter in his first two seasons, McCoy has established himself as a trusted backup capable of filling in when needed.

The Cards already made some cap room by re-working the contract of o-linemen Justin Pugh earlier today. This deal likely won’t eat into much of those savings, although they will need as much flexibility as possible to have a chance at retaining Chandler Jones.

Of course, the biggest question around the team pertains to their starting QB. Kyler Murray is eligible for an extension this offseason, so how the team handles that situation will be crucial to their plans for the spring, and to the wider QB landscape. In any event, they now know who their No. 2 signal caller will be.

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