Colt McCoy, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback who suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the 2016 season opener, is starting to feel like he has some of his teammates in his inner circle.
“I’m pretty much the same as anybody else,” McCoy said, via the Indianapolis Star.
“If somebody is hurt, they’re going to want to come see me.
They’re going a lot of places.”
McCoy, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft, is still waiting to be cleared by doctors for his return to football.
He was one of five players to suffer serious knee injuries in the Colts’ season opener in Pittsburgh.
McCoy had a good preseason, but has yet to be ready for game action, with Colts coach Chuck Pagano calling him a “work in progress.”
The team announced Friday that he is “day-to-day” after missing the team’s Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a knee injury.
He is expected to be fully healthy by training camp.
“The way I see it, I have to have confidence in what I know,” McCoy told the Colts.
“So, I’m still figuring that out, and I’ll continue to figure that out.”
The Colts were forced to play without backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was ruled out for the rest of the season because of a hip injury.
They were also without running back Tevin Coleman, who sustained a season ending ACL injury when he was hit in the face by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Corey Liuget during the second quarter.
McCoys’ return will open up the Colts passing game, and his presence could help alleviate the strain on the team defensively.
The Colts have been playing some more zone-blocking, but McCoy said the team will have to figure out how to run it against the Steelers.
McCoy has said the Colts will look to do more zone reads in the preseason.
“We’ve got to figure something out with our read-option game,” McCoy explained.
“I think we’re getting better and better with it, and it’ll come down to when it comes.”