Colt McCoy’s play making Kyler Murray’s injury issues irrelevant for Cardinals

In Arizona, the real McCoy is a legendary broadcaster looking for his first championship in 50 years behind the microphone.

The other McCoy is a backup quarterback who might help the Cardinals beat the Suns to the Valley’s next title.

Well done, Colt. And with all due respect, we hope we’ve seen the last of you on a football field in 2021.

The Cardinals regained the No. 1 seed in the NFC on Sunday with a hard-earned 23-13 victory over the Seahawks in Seattle. They improved to 2-0 against the NFC West without Kyler Murray. They remain unbeaten on the road (6-0. They now control the narrative for the only first-round bye in the NFC, merely the greatest playoff advantage since the NFL staged the Ice Bowl in Green Bay.

The Cardinals followed their only real path to victory with great success, receiving excellent games from McCoy and running back James Conner, helping the Cardinals control momentum and time of possession; fortressed by great performances from Chandler Jones and the Cardinals defense.

It worked.

Still, playing a good game at quarterback is no easy task for a backup on the road, and McCoy has succeeded in two pivotal tests. In relief against the 49ers and Seahawks, McCoy completed 57-of-70 passes for 577 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.

In his 33rd career start on Sunday, he threw over 300 yards for just the third time in his career, and the…

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