Colt McCoy ready to mentor starting Giants QB Daniel Jones
Colt McCoy is fully aware that he won’t be the starting quarterback in New York. That title belongs to Daniel Jones.
However, McCoy is prepared to help Jones along in the event that offseason team activities and training camp are compromised due to the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the new Giants backup said that he remembers when his development took a major hit after his rookie campaign with the Cleveland Browns in 2010 due to the 2011 lockout that wiped out the offseason program.
McCoy called it, “the worst thing that happened to me,” but he hopes that his experience from that trying time will allow him to assist Jones if a similar delay occurs this offseason, according to Tom Rock of Newsday.
The 33-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, was originally selected by the Browns in the third round (85th pick overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He made eight starts in his first season, throwing for 1,576 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. The following year, McCoy started 13 games, finishing with 2,733 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 picks.
The Hobbs, NM native was relegated to a backup role the next season and has mostly been a reserve ever since, making just seven starts in total since 2013.
McCoy spent his first three years with the Browns before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers in April 2013. He resided with the 49ers for just one season and then signed with the Washington Redskins.
The veteran spent the last five years with the Redskins. He joined the Giants last month.
In 39 appearances and 28 starts throughout his NFL career, McCoy has thrown for 6,080 yards, 29 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. His veteran knowledge should help guide Jones as Jones prepares for his sophomore season.