McCoy completed 40 of 66 pass attempts for 375 yards, one touchdown and one interception across four games (two starts) for the Giants in 2020. McCoy started two games for the Giants while Daniel Jones dealt with injury, Week 13 against the Seahawks and Week 15 versus the Browns. The veteran managed New York's offense to a victory in Seattle, but he was then held to 221 passing yards without a touchdown or interception in a loss to Cleveland. Coming off a respectable showing in an underwhelming offense, McCoy is in line to secure another backup gig when he hits free agency this offseason.
McCoy is expected to return to a backup role Sunday against the Ravens with Daniel Jones (ankle/hamstring) on track to start under center, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Giants list Jones as questionable ahead of the Week 16 contest, but the second-year signal-caller looks poised to return from a one-game absence after he was able to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday through Friday. While Jones was sidelined in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Browns, McCoy presided over an underwhelming offense, completing 19 of 31 attempts for 221 yards and no turnovers while leading New York to only six points on the night.
McCoy completed 19 of 31 pass attempts for 221 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Browns. If we were to ever assign a universal benchmark to describe the cutoff for an "acceptable" NFL quarterback stat line, McCoy's final results may serve as the best example. He wasn't bad by any means, but he certainly was not good either. The 34-year-old is a solid veteran backup quarterback that can protect the ball and move the chains on a team with a good running game. Starter Daniel Jones (ankle/hamstring) remains sidelined, but his status for next week's matchup against the Ravens has yet to be determined.
McCoy will start for an unavailable Daniel Jones (ankle/hamstring) in Sunday's contest versus the Browns, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Even if Jones was active, the Giants were expecting to go with McCoy under center. In his sole start for Jones back in Week 13 at Seattle, McCoy completed 13 of 22 passes for 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 17-12 upset win.
McCoy took the first reps with the first-team offense at Friday's practice and could start Sunday's game against the Browns with Daniel Jones (ankle/hamstring) listed as questionable for the contest, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. McCoy picked up a start Week 13 against Seattle while Jones was sidelined with a right hamstring injury, but the latter was back in action for last week's loss to the Cardinals, only to exit early with a left ankle sprain. Though Jones was able to practice on a limited basis in each of the Giants' three practices this week, he didn't look to be moving around particularly well in the first and third of those sessions, which were both open to the media. Given that Jones' compromised mobility played a major role in the Giants' listless showing on offense last week against the Cardinals, the coaching staff may prefer to err on the side of caution and hold Jones out for another game in favor of McCoy, who served as a competent game manager in the team's upset win over Seattle. The Giants and Browns won't play until 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, but expect clarity on New York's plans at quarterback to arrive well before kickoff.
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