The Arizona Cardinals will turn to Colt McCoy for the second straight week as the veteran quarterback starts Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. McCoy will get the start as Kyler Murray is out of action with a hamstring injury – Murray will miss the second game in a row.
However, active wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will help the offense. per team. Hopkins was in question with a hamstring injury prior to the game.
McCoy led the Cardinals to victory last week, passing 26 of 37 for 248 touchdown yards against the Los Angeles Rams, finishing with a 96.5 rating. During two seasons as Murray’s second quarterback in Arizona, McCoy won three of four starts with the Cardinals, completing 73.5% of his passes for 978 yards with four touchdowns per interception (100.1 rating).
The Cardinals didn’t miss a second when McCoy replaced them.
“I think with Colt – the games he played for us – the biggest thing is recognition before the snap, getting the information to these playmakers in a timely manner, accuracy in catch and run, and he just got a good feel for Offense since then. since he’s been here,” Cardinals head coach Cliff Kingsbury said last week. “A lot of concepts that he likes, he will communicate with us during the week and he will have thoughts.
“It was nice to be on the same wavelength, but I think he hasn’t been in many situations with such a talented receiving core around him and I think it really shows. When he has a weapon, like we do, he can be very effective. get to these guys and play at a high level.”
The Cardinals (4-6) enter the game on Monday in Mexico City and need a win over the 49ers to keep their playoff hopes alive. They’re counting on McCoy to stay in the playoff hunt.
“That’s his main quarterback trait that impressed me,” Kingsbury said. “He’s not nervous, he’s just playing his game, holding his own and believing in what he can do there.”