Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
34-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Giants
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, $1.5 million contract with the Giants in March of 2020.
Joins G-Men for backup gig
QBNew York Giants
March 19, 2020
McCoy is signing with the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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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.
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Overall QB Rating Against
76.6
 
Cornerbacks
45.8
 
Safeties
136.6
 
Linebackers
109.2
 
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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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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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Stays behind in Texas
QBWashington Football Team
December 31, 2019
McCoy did not return to Washington with the team after Sunday's 47-16 loss in Dallas, Michael Phillips of Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
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Third on depth chart
QBWashington Football Team
November 11, 2019
McCoy will be the Redskins' No. 3 quarterback moving forward behind rookie Dwayne Haskins and Case Keenum, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Will be active Sunday
QBWashington Football Team
November 1, 2019
McCoy will serve as Washington's backup quarterback Sunday at Buffalo, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Inactive again Thursday
QBWashington Football Team
Coach's Decision
October 24, 2019
McCoy (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game at Minnesota.
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Healthy scratch Sunday
QBWashington Football Team
Coach's Decision
October 13, 2019
McCoy (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Miami.
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