Arizona Cardinals: McCoy injury will add urgency to find QB
The Arizona Cardinals need to prioritize signing a quarterback this offseason with backup Colt McCoy dealing with an undisclosed injury.
We're not even in OTAs yet, and the Arizona Cardinals already have two quarterbacks on the mend. The first quarterback is Kyler Murray, who may not return to the field in time for Week 1 thanks to a torn ACL. Colt McCoy served as Murray's backup and occasional stand-in, and now an undisclosed injury will limit him in the offseason.
While it wouldn't be the best idea to tab McCoy as the starting quarterback regardless given his age and physical limitations, his injury should add to the Cardinals urgency to find a quarterback in free agency.
Luckily for the Cardinals, there are a few names more than capable of holding things down if Murray misses extended time, and it will also allow McCoy, when healthy, to serve as the backup. Players like Jacoby Brissett and Gardner Minshew could be on the Cards shortlist, as they are familiar with Arizona's new coaching staff.
Arizona Cardinals must prioritize quarterback in free agency
With head coach Jonathan Gannon taking the approach to build around Murray, the ideal situation would be for the former number one overall pick to return to the field as soon as possible. But you also don't want him to reinjure his ACL, so it's best for the 25-year-old to take the rehab process slowly.
But a solid stopgap won't just string together a few more wins than McCoy would probably be capable of getting them, they will also serve as one of the league's better backup quarterbacks in case the injury-prone Murray went down with another ailment. This would keep the Cards from missing a beat if they did find themselves in the midst of playoff contention in 2023.
Expect a new face at quarterback when 2023 opens. Even if McCoy returns from this mysterious injury, we saw this past season he can only take this team so far. He played well in the Arizona Cardinals win over the Los Angeles Rams before his play dipped later on.
Source: Cardinals’ Colt McCoy expected to be limited this offseason due to injury by Arizona Sports, ArizonaSports.com.