New York Giants backup quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to start in Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns in place of the injured Daniel Jones, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Daniel Jones has reportedly been dealing with ankle and hamstring injuries throughout this entire week, therefore, the Giants were forced to make the decision to start McCoy instead. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Jones’s injuries limited his mobility and ability to move freely.
McCoy, who played three seasons with the Browns, led the Giants to an upset win two weeks ago over the Seattle Seahawks when he started in place of Jones. In that game, McCoy completed 21 of his 35 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Nevertheless, this time, McCoy will get a chance to get revenge on his former team, the Cleveland Browns. Furthermore, Freddie Kitchens, who coached the Cleveland Browns last season, will be calling plays in place of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Garret tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be in attendance for Sunday’s game against the Browns.
As for the New York Giants, this will be a crucial game for them as they seek to regain their division lead in the NFC East. The Giants, who currently own a record of 5-8, are only one game behind the top-seeded (6-7) Washington Football Team. A loss on Sunday could push them two games behind them, which could potentially eliminate their playoff hopes. However, a win on Sunday will keep the Giants’ playoff hopes alive.