Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
34-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals in March of 2021.
Signs with Cardinals
QBArizona Cardinals
March 30, 2021
McCoy signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
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.
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How do Colt McCoy's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • 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 %
24.2%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.9 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
3.6 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
1.5%
 
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How do Colt McCoy's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Two starts in 2020
QBNew York Giants
January 14, 2021
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.
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Bound for backup role
QBNew York Giants
December 27, 2020
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.
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Average performance in SNF loss
QBNew York Giants
December 20, 2020
McCoy completed 19 of 31 pass attempts for 221 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Browns.
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Starting again Sunday
QBNew York Giants
December 20, 2020
McCoy will start for an unavailable Daniel Jones (ankle/hamstring) in Sunday's contest versus the Browns, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Trending toward Sunday night start
QBNew York Giants
December 19, 2020
McCoy is expected to start against the Browns on Sunday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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