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2020 NFL free agency: Giants sign QB Colt McCoy

The Giants get another backup for Daniel Jones

New York Giants v Washington Redskins Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants have agreed to terms with free agent quarterback Colt McCoy, formerly of the Washington Redskins.


Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post is reporting that McCoy’s deal is for one year, and $2.25 million dollars ($1.5 million guaranteed).

McCoy, 33, was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 draft. Since then he has also played for the San Francisco 49ers before spending the last five years in Washington.

McCoy has thrown for 6,080 yards (60.7 percent completion), with 29 touchdowns to 27 interceptions over the course of his nine-year career. He has played in four games over the last two years, starting three (two in 2018, one in 2019).

The Giants are bringing McCoy in as another veteran backup for Daniel Jones, and competition with Alex Tanney. While Tanney is a familiar face for the Giants’ organization, McCoy does have starting experience, having started 28 games over the course of his career. While McCoy shouldn’t be counted on to be a regular starter, that experience could play a factor if the two players are competing for one roster spot.

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