Ahead of a crucial weekend in determining who will finish atop the NFC East, all four divisional teams will be starting backup quarterbacks on Sunday.
We already knew the Eagles switched to rookie Jalen Hurts, the Cowboys have been without Dak Prescott for most of the season, and Washington will be without Alex Smith. Now the Giants will reportedly be playing Colt McCoy on Sunday Night Football, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
McCoy will be starting in place of the injured Daniel Jones. The Giants are taking on the 9-4 Cleveland Browns on Sunday night, who are coming off of an emotional prime time loss to the Ravens in Week 14.
The Browns would have been heavy favorites regardless of who started for New York, but the Giants turning to a backup adds another layer of intrigue. In addition to spending time in Washington, McCoy has also played in Cleveland. The Giants also employ Freddie Kitchens, who was Cleveland's head coach in 2019. Kitchens, who serves as New York's tight end coach, will take over play-calling duties with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett out after testing positive for coronavirus.
Both the Washington Football Team and Baltimore Ravens will be keeping a close eye on Sunday night. Washington is trying to hold off the Giants in the NFC East race, while the Ravens are hoping to see one of the Browns, Colts or Dolphins drop a game to open up a spot in the AFC Wild Card race.