Starting quarterback Daniel Jones will be inactive Sunday for the New York Giants. After leaving last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a hamstring injury, Jones will not dress as the 4-7 Giants try to maintain their NFC East lead while visiting the 8-3 Seattle Seahawks.
McCoy went 6-of-10 for 31 yards in relief of Jones. That was McCoy’s only action of the season thus far.
Jones has completed 63.2 percent of his passes this season while throwing 8 touchdown passes and being intercepted 9 times. Jones is also the Giants’ leading rusher with 4-3 yards, averaging 7.2 yards per carry.
The 34-year-old McCoy was a third-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2010. He has started 28 NFL games, going 7-21 in those starts.
“I have a lot of confidence in Colt,” Giants coach Joe Judge said during the week. “The way this guy comes to work every day and prepares. Every chance he gets to get on the field and compete. I’ve been able to coach against this guy and now he is with us right now. You can see how competitive this guy is. He’s got a lot of instincts, a lot of savvy. He draws from his experience. He’s a tough dude, he’s mentally tough, he’s physically tough. He’s a guy that’s very well respected on this team, in the locker room and on the field. The guys really like Colt, they rally around him just like they do Daniel. He’s a guy that puts a lot of confidence in the players in the huddle.”
Giants inactive list
QB Daniel Jones
WR Dante Pettis
ILB T.J. Brunson
OT Kyle Murphy
OT Jackson Barton
DE R.J. McIntosh
OLB Trent Harris