Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy

35-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Arizona Cardinals
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Colt McCoy in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cardinals in March of 2022.
Gets two-year deal from Arizona
QBArizona Cardinals
March 14, 2022
McCoy agreed Monday to re-sign with the Cardinals on a two-year, $7.5 million deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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McCoy will be guaranteed $6 million to stick around as Kyler Murray's backup after he played the 2021 campaign on a one-year, $1.2 million contract. The 35-year-old earned the salary bump by helping to keep the Cardinals afloat while Murray was sidelined from Weeks 9 through 11 with an ankle injury. During that stretch, McCoy led Arizona to wins over San Francisco and Seattle while completing 75.6 percent of his passes for 684 yards, three touchdowns and one interception to go with 40 yards on 14 carries. McCoy's familiarity with head coach Kliff Kingsbury's system and his credible performance in the absence of Murray made it an easy decision for Arizona to keep him around.
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  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
10.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
5.4 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.2 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.0%
 
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
212 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.79 sec
 
Broad Jump
114 in
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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McCoy earned the majority of his 30 career starts (21, to be precise) for the Browns in his first two pro seasons, but the 2010 third-round pick has gotten the nod in four other campaigns between Washington and the Giants. Last year, he started for an injured Daniel Jones twice, completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 326 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Now in Arizona, McCoy will back up another young signal-caller in Kyler Murray.
McCoy is a typical journeyman backup who poses no threat to starter Daniel Jones and is only around in the event Jones has to miss a couple games with an injury. McCoy is 33 and hasn't attempted more than 130 passes in a season since 2011.
McCoy briefly got a shot to start last year after Alex Smith suffered a broken leg in November, only to suffer a season-ending leg fracture of his own. Head coach Jay Gruden said McCoy would be back to compete for the starting job in 2019, but Washington then traded for Case Keenum and drafted Dwayne Haskins in the first round. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old McCoy needed follow-up surgeries in the offseason, then deal with setbacks during training camp. He never got a real chance to compete for the starting job.
McCoy is back for another season as Washington's backup quarterback, now slotting in behind Alex Smith instead of Kirk Cousins. McCoy hasn't started a game since 2015, but his familiarity with coach Jay Gruden's scheme could lead to serviceable production if the 31-year-old has to replace Smith at some point in the season.
McCoy signed a three-year extension with the Redskins in 2016, solidifying himself as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart for the next handful of seasons. Last season marked the first time in the 30-year-old's career in which he did not take a snap during the regular season. The Redskins will hope for the same result in 2017 as Kirk Cousins heads into his third season as starter under center after not missing a contest in either of the past two years. Bearing that in mind, McCoy should garner little to any fantasy buzz as he prepares for another season on the sidelines.
Entering his third season with the Redskins, McCoy was the primary backup in 2015 and will fill the role again this year. He only had 11 pass attempts last season and will only see playing time in 2016 if starter Kirk Cousins suffers an injury. Though Washington drafted former Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld in the sixth round this year, he shouldn't be a threat to the 29-year-old McCoy's second-string status this season.
McCoy started last year as the third string quarterback but injuries and ineffective play from Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins opened the door. The former Texas signal caller saw significant playing time in five games last season, posting 1,057 passing yards, four passing touchdowns and three interceptions in his most action since 2011. McCoy demonstrated better pocket presence than his teammates and showed signs of a game manager at times, but his season ended in Week 14 due to a neck injury. He enters 2015 as a backup, likely as the team’s second-string quarterback, but he could drop lower depending on preseason performance. His chances of seeing game action are directly tied to Griffin’s health and ability to run the offense.
Third string quarterback.
McCoy is expected to back up Colin Kaepernick in 2013 and is unlikely to see the field, barring an injury to Kaepernick.
Outside of two shocking victories over the Patriots and Saints in his rookie season, McCoy's first two years have been tough sledding. He's thrown for 4,309 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions in 21 games with a 74.5 rating. Heading into the 2012 season the Browns organization has vowed to give McCoy a chance to compete for the starting job with rookie first-round selection Brandon Weeden, but he doesn't figure to win that battle, or last long if he gets the first crack. There is a possibility he ends up in another city by opening day, but it would likely be in a backup roll.
While he was promising as a rookie, the short term doesn’t look to be especially favorable to McCoy’s fantasy prospects. The Browns declined to add Alabama wideout Julio Jones in the draft, opting for Atlanta’s trade offer instead, leaving McCoy again with what figures to be one of the worst wideout lineups in the league. To leave McCoy less vulnerable from his lack of targets, look for Cleveland to run Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty often. If McCoy doesn’t have his opportunities limited by a run-heavy offense, his accuracy as a passer and ability to run make him worth monitoring.
McCoy was taken in the third round of this year's draft and is seen as a project for team president Mike Holmgren (see Joe Montana, Steve Young, Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck). If he sees playing time this season, it will likely be after injuries plague Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace as McCoy is seen as a commodity to be groomed before being thrown into the fire. It will be fun to track his progress down the road, but this year he will spend the bulk of his time on the sidelines watching and waiting for his opportunities to come down the road.
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Ready for Week 18
QBArizona Cardinals
January 5, 2022
McCoy (migraine) wasn't included Wednesday on Arizona's initial Week 18 injury report, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
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Late addition to injury report
QBArizona Cardinals
Illness
January 2, 2022
McCoy was added to the injury report ahead of Sunday's contest against the Cowboys with a migraine and is listed as questionable, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Returning to No. 2 role
QBArizona Cardinals
December 5, 2021
McCoy is expected to serve as the Cardinals' backup quarterback Sunday against the Bears after head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Kyler Murray (ankle) will return to the lineup this week following a three-game absence, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports.
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Strong in road start
QBArizona Cardinals
November 21, 2021
McCoy completed 35 of 44 pass attempts for 328 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle on Sunday.
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Active and starting Sunday
QBArizona Cardinals
November 21, 2021
McCoy (pectoral) is active for Sunday's contest in Seattle, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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