Colt McCoy, the prior Texas standout, signed a one-year contract with Arizona, where he'll back up former Oklahoma celebrity Kyler Murray, the team announced Tuesday night.
The Cardinals let quarterback Brett Hundley, who supported up Murray at 2019 and was the team's third-string indulged 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 becoming the Red Raiders' head coach from 2013 to 2018, had thrown his support behind Streveler because his decision to be Murray's back-up multiple times last season.
McCoy may fill Hundley's function since the veteran presence in the Cardinals' quarterbacks space while being inactive throughout the year.
McCoy has played for four teams in his 11-year NFL career, most recently spending the 2020 year with all the New York Giants. He played four matches with two starts last season, while casting 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 selection of the Browns at 2010, McCoy has been a backup for the majority of his career. He started 21 games in his first two seasons, including 13 in 2011 with the Browns but has started only nine games while playing 23 in the last nine seasons.