Sources say the Arizona Cardinals have called Kyler Murray the signs that point to Colt McCoy starting at QB.
NS The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to make a final decision on their starting midfield until Sunday’s pre-match, but signs suggest Colt McCoy start for the third time in a row on behalf of the injured person Kyler Murray, federation sources told ESPN.
McCoy and Murray were both officially listed on Sunday as questionable against Seahawks. McCoy suffered a chest injury during last Sunday’s loss Panthers, while Murray suffered an ankle sprain he suffered last month against Packers.
McCoy will be available to play against Seattle, sources told ESPN, but the Cardinals want to see Murray in the pre-game Sunday.
If Murray can’t play at Seattle, he’ll have an extra two weeks to rest with an ankle injury and be ready to return after Week 12 bye for the intense Arizona run that begins December 5, when the Cardinals competition Chicago Bears.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Friday that a factor in the group’s decision is the risk of Murray having his ankle reconstructed if he returns too soon.
“You don’t want to put him in jeopardy where that thing can be rolled up again,” Kingsbury said.
McCoy, 35, was previously successful in Seattle. He took the lead Giant to an upset victory in Seattle as a starter last December, becoming the only quarterback to win at Lumen Field in 2020.
McCoy led the Cardinals to victory first 49ers two weeks ago, passing 249 yards and a touchdown. But the 12-year veteran struggled with Carolina last week, surging 107 yards and making two return turns before being replaced by Chris Streveler in the third quarter.
The Cardinals ruled out the wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who is recovering from a hamstring injury and will also miss the third game in a row.