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5 things to know about QB Colt McCoy

Five things to know about quarterback Colt McCoy:

1. This will be McCoy's 11th season in the NFL. He spent the last six years primarily as a backup in Washington, where he appeared in 12 games and made seven starts. He was originally a third-round selection in 2010 by Cleveland, where he made 21 of his 28 career starts over three seasons. In between, he spent the 2013 season with the San Francisco 49ers.

2. Overall, McCoy has completed 560 of 923 pass attempts (60.7 percent) for 6,080 yards with 29 touchdowns to 27 interceptions in 40 games. He also has 130 rushing attempts for 497 yards and two scores. McCoy is the only quarterback from the 2010 NFL Draft class who is currently active.

3. McCoy joins Daniel Jones and Alex Tanney in the quarterbacks room, which is now led by Jerry Schuplinski. Schuplinski entered the NFL with the Patriots in 2013. He was a coaching assistant for three seasons before beginning a three-year stint as the team's assistant quarterbacks coach. New England won three Super Bowls in Schuplinski's six seasons with the team. In 2019, Schuplinski moved to Miami and helped the Dolphins finish 12th in the NFL with 237.8 passing yards a game.

4. McCoy starred at Texas from 2006-09, earning 45 victories in 53 career starts to finish as the winningest quarterback in NCAA history at the time. He completed 1,157 of 1,645 passes for 13,253 yards with 112 touchdowns and 45 interceptions, while adding 447 rushes for 1,571 yards and 20 touchdowns.

At the time, he was the only quarterback in college annals to win at least 10 or more games in each of his four seasons. He finished his collegiate career owning 47 school records. His 13,253 passing yards ranked sixth in college football history and his 112 passing touchdowns ranked seventh all-time.

As a senior in 2009, McCoy received the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He was also was named the Big 12 Player of the Year. In 2008, he completed a school-record 332 completions on 433 attempts, setting an NCAA season-record with his completion percentage of 76.67 and threw for a career-high 3,859 yards and 34 touchdowns.

5. McCoy attended Jim Ned H.S. in Tuscola, Texas, where his father Brad served as head coach of the football team. He was a two-time Associated Press 2A Offensive MVP and first-team all-state pick. He finished his prep career as the all-time leading passer in Texas 2A history and sixth overall across all size classifications in Texas history.

McCoy was also a four-year starter in basketball and was an all-state selection as a junior. He was a three-time regional qualifier in track, including the mile relay and 110M hurdles. His wife Rachel was a middle-distance track and field athlete for Baylor University. His grandfather Burl McCoy is a member of the Abilene Christian University Sports Hall of Fame for his exploits both as an athlete and as the former women's basketball coach. His brother Case played quarterback at Texas as well. Colt McCoy was born in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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