I know, the above sounds like a joke. It is but only a half-hearted attempt. While Kyler Murray is clearly a better player than Colt McCoy, McCoy has had recent success against the Seahawks. Remember last year when Seattle was actually good and had a real chance at the number one seed in the NFC and then lost to a bad New York Giants team?
If you don’t, I will bet you that Colt McCoy does. McCoy was the Giants backup last year but started in week 13 against the Seahawks when Giants starter Daniel Jones had to miss the game with injury. Gosh, doesn’t this sound a lot like week 11 of the 2021 season?
Murray has missed a couple of games now with an ankle injury. McCoy has started both games. Two weeks ago against the 49ers, McCoy was good and Arizona beat San Francisco (the same 49ers team that dismantled the Rams last week). But last week, McCoy was not good and the Cardinals were soundly beaten by the Carolina Panthers.
Seattle Seahawks might face Colt McCoy and not Kyler Murray in week 11
McCoy would have confidence going up against Seattle, though. In raw statistics, McCoy didn’t do much against Seattle last year. He was 13 of 22 for 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked twice.
But after halftime (Seattle led 5-0 at the half), McCoy played really well and the Giants scored 17 points and upset the Seahawks 17-12 and Seattle didn’t get a bye week in the playoffs and lost to the Rams in their first playoff game.
Kyler Murray hasn’t been completely ruled out yet for week 11, but Rapoport knows a lot more about football than I do and if he thinks Murray is going to sit then that is probably what happens. But whether it is Murray or McCoy, the Seahawks need a victory to keep any playoff hopes they have alive.