Colt McCoy signs 1-year deal with Arizona Cardinals, will back up Kyler Murray

Colt McCoy signs 1-year deal with Arizona Cardinals, will back up Kyler Murray

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Red River Rivalry is arriving to Arizona Cardinals' quarterbacks room.

Colt McCoy, the former Texas standout, signed a yearlong contract with Arizona, where he will back up former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray, the team announced Tuesday night.

The Cardinals let quarterback Brett Hundley, who supported up Murray in 2019 and has been the team's third-string quarterback in 2020, walk in free agency, leaving the group with former CFL quarterback Chris Streveler as Murray's backup.

Coach Kliff Kingsbury, a former standout quarterback at Texas Tech before getting the Red Raiders' head coach from 2013 to 2018, had thrown his support behind Streveler as his decision to become Murray's back-up multiple times last season.

McCoy could fill Hundley's function since the veteran presence in the Cardinals' quarterbacks space while being inactive all season.

McCoy has played for four teams in his own 11-year NFL career, most recently spending the 2020 season with all the New York Giants. He played in four games with two starts last season, while throwing for 375 yards, 1 touchdown and one interception.

McCoy also played for the Washington Football Team from 2014 to 2019, the San Francisco 49ers at 2013 and the Cleveland Browns from 2010 to 2012.

A third-round pick of the Browns at 2010, McCoy has been a backup for the majority of his livelihood. He started 21 games in his first two seasons, including 13 in 2011 with the Browns but has started just nine games while playing 23 in the previous nine seasons.

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