McCoy signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
McCoy played in four games (two starts) with the Giants last season because Daniel Jones had a hamstring injury. During that time, the 34-year-old quarterback completed 61 percent of his passes for 375 yards (5.7 YPA), a touchdown and an interception. McCoy will serve as a backup to Kyler Murray (ankle) in Arizona.
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 is expected to start against the Browns on Sunday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
McCoy, who began his NFL career as a third-round pick by the Browns back in 2010, looks like he'll get a chance to helm the Giants' offense against his former team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was more definitive in his phrasing, as he reported that McCoy "will" start Sunday. Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle) previously missed Week 13 against Seattle, a game in which McCoy mustered up 101 passing yards and a 1:1 TD:INT ratio. Former Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens is also set to call plays Sunday, while Jabrill Peppers (selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Browns) will draw his usual start at safety.
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.
McCoy completed 13 of 22 passes for 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 13 against the Seahawks.
The Giants relied heavily on their rushing attack and defense, limiting McCoy's opportunity to take to the air. His only touchdown came late in the third quarter after the Giants took over on a short field and utilized four consecutive rush attempts to move to the six-yard line. Once able to supplement his passing with his legs, the 34-year-old McCoy was able to muster only two yards on two rushing attempts. It remains to be seen whether Daniel Jones (hamstring) will remain sidelined for a Week 14 matchup against the Cardinals.
McCoy is on track to start at quarterback Sunday against the Seahawks with Daniel Jones (hamstring) listed as doubtful for the contest, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Though Jones was able to make it back on the practice field Friday as a limited participant, McCoy still handled the first-team offense reps for the third straight day, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. The Giants thus appear poised to proceed with McCoy as No. 1 signal-caller Week 13, marking the 34-year-old's first NFL start since Week 5 of the 2019 season, when he was with Washington. As Vacchiano points out, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said that a Giants offense without Jones would likely be ran more conservatively, so expect a number of short-yardage throws from McCoy and runs from Wayne Gallman to be dialed up as long as the game flow allows for it.
Giants head coach Joe Judge said McCoy will handle most of the reps with the first-team offense at practice Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
With Daniel Jones tending to a hamstring injury, McCoy will cover for the second-year signal-caller during his recovery period. In this past Sunday's win against the Bengals, McCoy came on in relief of Jones and completed six of 10 passes for 31 yards and compiled seven yards on five carries. If Jones sits out this weekend at Seattle, McCoy is slated to start his first game since Week 5 of last season with Washington.
McCoy completed 6 of 10 pass attempts for 31 yards and carried five times for seven yards during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.
McCoy, who entered the game after Daniel Jones (hamstring) went down with an injury, was rather conservative as a passer while the team leaned on the defense and running game to grind out the win. Jones appeared to be in a great deal of pain and seems to be in danger of missing next Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. That would presumably propel McCoy into the starting role, but he performed poorly in his only extended action against the Patriots earlier this season and would be a relatively risky fantasy play if given the nod.
McCoy is signing with the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The Giants also have Alex Tanney under contract, but McCoy should be in good position to win the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Daniel Jones. The 33-year-old has 28 NFL starts to his name, but just three of those have come in the past five years.
McCoy did not return to Washington with the team after Sunday's 47-16 loss in Dallas, Michael Phillips of Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
This may just be a matter of convenience for a player with roots in Texas, but it could also be taken as a sign that McCoy either plans to retire or will join a new team for 2020. The 33-year-old made his lone appearance of 2019 in a 33-7 loss to the Patriots back in Week 5, completing 18 of 27 passes for 122 yards, with no touchdowns, an interception and six sacks. McCoy's contract will expire at the start of the new league year unless he signs an extension beforehand. His overall track record hints at a competent No. 2 quarterback, though his three starts within the past five years were somewhat less promising.
McCoy will be the Redskins' No. 3 quarterback moving forward behind rookie Dwayne Haskins and Case Keenum, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
On Monday, interim coach Bill Callahan named Haskins the starter for the rest of the season, which leaves Keenum and McCoy as reserves. Keenum remains in the concussion protocol, so McCoy could end up serving as the Redskins' backup QB on Sunday versus the Jets and beyond.
McCoy will serve as Washington's backup quarterback Sunday at Buffalo, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Dwayne Haskins is set to make the first start of his career with Case Keenum (concussion) sidelined, thrusting McCoy into the No. 2 role. McCoy has been a healthy scratch since starting Week 5, when he completed 18 of 27 passes for 122 yards and one interception.
McCoy (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game at Minnesota.
With interim coach Bill Callahan running the show, McCoy has been inactive for three contests while Dwayne Haskins backs up Case Keenum. The status quo likely will remain without an injury to one of the Redskins' top two quarterbacks.
McCoy (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Miami.
If the Redskins have to make a change at QB on Sunday, as they have in many games this season, McCoy won't be taking the field. Instead, Case Keenum will get the start while rookie Dwayne Haskins serves as his backup.
McCoy likely will be inactive for Sunday's game in Miami, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Interim coach Bill Callahan plans to use Dwayne Haskins as the backup quarterback behind starter Case Keenum. There isn't much reason to keep McCoy active for the contest.
McCoy is expected to assume a reserve role Sunday in Miami with Case Keenum (foot) likely to return from a one-game absence, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
In his first action of the season this past Sunday, McCoy had a tough go of it in a blowout loss to the Patriots, completing 18 of 27 passes for 119 yards and one interception. The Redskins proceeded to fire Jay Gruden in the wake of that contest, promoting Bill Callahan to interim head coach in the process. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Callahan will announce a starting quarterback "later this week," but it appears McCoy will be the second-stringer, at best, this weekend.
McCoy completed 18 of 27 passes for 119 yards and an interception while rushing twice for 14 yards in Sunday's 33-7 loss to New England.
McCoy was faced with a daunting matchup in his season debut, so he unsurprisingly struggled against a Patriots defense that's arguably the best in the league. A silver lining here is that McCoy showed some promising chemistry with rookie receiver Terry McLaurin, who accounted for 51 of McCoy's 119 yards. It remains to be seen whether McCoy, Case Keenum (foot) or rookie Dwayne Haskins starts under center when the winless Redskins face the winless Dolphins in Week 6.
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