Signing a one-year deal with the New York Giants this year, former Texas football quarterback Colt McCoy is soon to be taking on a new role.
A notable former quarterback from the Texas football program, who played on the Forty Acres more than one decade ago, is finding a new role for himself in the NFL. The New York Giants recently signed 6-foot-1 and 210 pound veteran signal caller Colt McCoy is one of the best to ever do it at the position for Texas.
According to a call that was made available via the New York Post on April 2, McCoy is looking to take a new role and stance as a backup quarterback now with the Giants. He “has Daniel Jones‘ back during messy times” this New York Post article states.
Here’s what else this piece from the New York Post involving McCoy published on this matter.
“That was probably the worst thing to happen to me as a young quarterback,’’ McCoy said Wednesday on a conference call. “I played my rookie year and then we went into the lockout going into my second year. I didn’t get the playbook until we had two or three weeks of training camp. That was the first time I knew anything, and it was a completely new system. I played decent that year, but our team certainly struggled.
“I think I can take some experience and some lessons learned from that and hopefully help Daniel. I think Daniel is prepared for this, he played a lot more his rookie year than I did. There are challenges and it’s a new system, new ways to call plays. A new philosophy in what we are trying to accomplish as an offense. I will really do my best to be a great resource for him.’’
McCoy signed with the Giants after a stint with the NFC East division foe Washington Redskins ended last year. On March 26, McCoy signed a one-year contract with the Giants worth $1.5 million.
When he played for the Texas Longhorns football program, most fans likely wish in retrospective that he was able to better mentor the former highly touted five-star Austin, TX, native quarterback recruit Garrett Gilbert. But the problems that Gilbert had during his time with the Longhorns were well beyond what mentorship from McCoy likely would’ve fixed.
But McCoy is now finding more success in a role with limited playing time in the NFL. He was a pretty reliable backup in five years with the Redskins. McCoy tallied up around 1,800 total yards and nine touchdowns, with seven interceptions, in those five seasons as a signal caller with the Redskins.
McCoy will now be turning the page to the next chapter of the book that is his NFL career that is soon to stretch longer than one decade. In fact, McCoy is the lone quarterback from the 2010 NFL Draft class left in the league.
Now McCoy will be helping out the former Duke Blue Devils standout quarterback Jones to become the next face of the Giants offense. Jones had an up and down rookie season last year where he registered just over 3,000 passing yards and 24 touchdowns through the air.