At 6’1”, 215-pounds, McCoy isn’t the tallest quarterback, but he’s definitely built for the position. His main weapons are his accuracy on short routes and ability to just win. Unfortunately, the only thing McCoy will need to be accurate about this year is putting his jersey on the right away and picking up the correct clipboard. It appears very unlikely that McCoy will see the field, as Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are ahead of him on the depth chart and GM Mike Holmgren said that McCoy will spend 2010 watching and learning from the sidelines. We’re not sure how much you can learn about football by watching the Browns, so Colt might be at a disadvantage here.
To say that Colt McCoy is Texan is like saying Billy O’Flannagin is Irish, Sam Cassell is from Mars and Paul the Octopus is psychic. If anyone who had no idea who Colt McCoy was thought that he was a kid named Colt from Michigan, well you need to go back to France. Texas loved McCoy and he loved them back and for good reason. He endeared himself to Longhorns’ fans all over from the get-go, as he set an NCAA record with 29 touchdown passes his freshman year (which has since been broken by Sam Bradford). Also, aside from his redshirt freshman season in 2005, McCoy started all four years he was eligible at Texas and set an NCAA record by winning 45 games as a starting quarterback.
McCoy led Texas to two BCS bowls in his last two years, including a Fiesta Bowl victory over Ohio State his junior year. However, bad luck would hit him a year later as he played in the national championship game against Alabama. Early on in the game, McCoy tried to tuck and run with the ball and got hit by an Alabama player in the shoulder. McCoy left the game and wouldn’t return because he couldn’t feel his throwing arm. Needless to say it wasn’t the way he wanted to go out.
Yet, regardless of that stroke of bad fortune in his final game, in which many believe he deserved to win a championship, he left Texas as a record holder for many QB records and holds the NCAA all-time mark with a 77.6% completion rate in a single season (2008). During that year he threw 34 touchdowns and only eight interceptions and ran for another 11 touchdowns in what was definitely his finest statistical season.