Former Texas QB Colt McCoy sets career-high mark in first start with Cardinals

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Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy proved that he can still play at a high level on Sunday.

In place of the injured Kyler Murray, the veteran backup led the Arizona Cardinals to a 31-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in his first start this season.

McCoy was without the Cardinals top wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and starting running back Chase Edmonds, making the former Longhorns performance all the more impressive.

Although this is McCoy’s 12th NFL season, Sunday marked one of his best performances to date. He posted a career-high completion percentage of 84.6, the second-highest in franchise history for a single game only behind Kurt Warner’s 92.4% in 2009.

He completed 22 of 26 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Christian Kirk and running back James Conner also heavily contributed to the impressive win.

The Cardinals now have the best record in the NFL at 8-1.

At 35 years old, McCoy is making a great case to be considered the top backup quarterback in the league.

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