Re-signing Colt McCoy make sense for the Giants
Whenever an NFL team starts the season, the last thing they want is for their back-up quarterback to have to play because of course that would mean that their starter would have to get injured.
For the New York Giants, their back-up quarterback Colt McCoy had to start in two of their 16 games because of Daniel Jones going down with multiple injuries late in the season. Big Blue went 1-1 during McCoy’s two starts. His one win came on the road against a very good Seattle Seahawks team. The loss was against a hot Cleveland Browns team, but I do have to say that McCoy looked pretty good under center. New York just didn’t have enough talent to compete that night.
With free agency scheduled to start on March 17th, the Giants have to figure out if they’re going to re-sign McCoy or look to add another veteran back up like Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tyrod Taylor or someone else.
ESPN Giants’ insider Jordan Raanan believes that New York will likely end up re-signing McCoy.
Given the evidence, there seems to be a strong sense McCoy, 34, will return with a somewhat similar contract. He played last season on a reasonable, one-year, $2.257 million deal that could have maxed out at $3 million with not-likely-to-be-earned incentives. That is an important piece in an offseason when every million will matter.
Raanan also wrote that one source told him that what they really like is that McCoy is a “good mentor” to Jones as well.
With how much the Giants will have to pay McCoy and how well he played as a back up last season, re-signing him during a year in which NFL’s won’t be getting big boost with the salary cap.