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Cardinals QB depth chart: Colt McCoy is next in line if Kyler Murray misses time with injury

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Kyler Murray could miss a pivotal NFC West game between the Cardinals and Rams on Sunday, should he be unable to go due to injury.

On Wednesday, the Cardinals QB1 was listed on Arizona’s injury report. The fourth-year signal-caller did not participate in practice with a hamstring issue. According to a report from’s Ian Rapoport, the injury is not considered “catastrophic,” but still something that needs to be monitored.

Murray’s status ahead of the Week 10 game vs. the Rams raises the question of who would take over for him in the event he can’t go.

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The Sporting News has the answer to that question, and more:

Who is the Cardinals’ backup QB?

Murray is the top quarterback on the Cardinals’ depth chart. In the event he can’t go due to injury or other issues, his primary backup is Colt McCoy, an NFL journeyman who from 2010 has played for the Browns, 49ers, Redskins, Giants and Cardinals.

McCoy, a third-round pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, is a 12-year veteran with a 10-23 career quarterback record. He has played and started games in each of the last four seasons, compiling a 3-5 record in that time — including a 2-1 record in 2021.

Kyler Murray

Cardinals QB depth chart

Murray is the top quarterback on the Cardinals’ depth chart, followed by McCoy. The No. 3 player on the depth chart is Trace McSorley, a fourth-year player who was rostered two seasons for the Ravens in 2019 and 2020; he was a member of the practice squad in 2021 before joining the Cardinals in 2022.

1. Kyler Murray
2. Colt McCoy
3. Trace McSorley

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Colt McCoy stats

McCoy has a career stat line of 674 completions out of 1,088 attempts (61.9 percent) for 7,195 yards and 33 touchdowns to 29 interceptions. He also has 161 career rushes for 564 yards (3.4 yards per attempt) and two more scores.

In three games as a starter in 2021, McCoy completed 68 of 90 passes (75.6 percent) for three touchdowns and an interception. He also had four fumbles, including one lost. He led wins against the 49ers (31-17) and Seahawks (23-13) and a loss to the Panthers (34-10).


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