The Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback situation for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers remains up in the air. Kyler Murray was listed as a questionable in the team’s final injury report, meaning he will likely be a game-time decider for the Mexico City neutral-site affair. fuse Colt McCoywho got the start in week 10 while Murray sat out with an injury was not listed on the injury report and would start if Murray was unable.
McCoy led the Cardinals to a 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams in his first start of the season. He completed 26 of his 37 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for four yards four times. Though McCoy left briefly with a knee injury, he was able to return and secure the win.
McCoy re-signed with the Cardinals last March. He previously had NFL stints with the New York Giants, Washington Commanders, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns before ending up in the desert. He was a third-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft after a stellar career in Texas and has started more than 30 games in the NFL since then.
At Texas, McCoy caught up with the national champion quarterback in 2006 Vince Youngexit to the NFL. McCoy became the perpetual leader of the Longhorns, winning multiple national college football honors and leading Texas to its second BCS title win in four years when the Longhorns faced Alabama in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl.
Of course, McCoy suffered an infamous injury that knocked him out of that said loss to the Crimson Tide and has college football fans to this day wondering what could have been. McCoy finished his college career in Texas with 13,253 passing yards, and his 45-8 career record remains the best of any Longhorns quarterback in school history.
Murray’s injury came during Arizona’s 31-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9. Murray pinched his hamstring on a 17-yard scramble for a first down on a late first-half drive. The injury was a topic of conversation the first episode of “Hard Knocks In Season” from HBO Sports with the Arizona Cardinals.
Murray completes 66.7% of his passes for 2,168 yards and 12 touchdowns against six interceptions in the season. Murray’s 86.9 quarterback rating is the lowest since his rookie season. Kingsbury attributed some of Murray’s struggles to losing the wide receiver Marchioness Brownwho ended up on injured reserve after Week 7 with a broken foot.
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“If you have a true wideout #1 and it goes away your numbers will be affected, I don’t care who you are in this league.” Kingsbury said last month. “A lot of it has to do with that. We’ll see if I’m right.”
Isaac Trotter and Mariah Guzman contributed to this report.