Former Texas Longhorns stand out quarterback Colt McCoy is competing for the back up quarterback role on the San Francisco 49ers depth chart. In Thursday night’s preseason match up against the Denver Broncos, a game they lost 10-6, McCoy suffered what he described as a stinger in his right neck and shoulder area.
“It’s more in my neck,” McCoy said of the injury he sustained Thursday.
McCoy is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination Friday morning.
“These things are always different when you’re dealing with nerves and stingers and stuff,” McCoy said, via CSN Bay Area. “You never know.”
McCoy also suggested that the MRI exam was simply a precaution and not as severe as the injury he suffered in the BCS Championship game against Alabama. McCoy wasn’t even 100% healthy a year after that injury.
This injury occurred, according to McCoy, on a play when he was stopped for a 1-yard loss. It wasn’t designed as a running play originally. A few plays later he tried to throw deep to A.J. Jenkins and was intercepted by Broncos safety Mike Adams.
Other candidates for the back up job are Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels.
McCoy remained on the sidelines during the second half but did not play, and he said in retrospect he should’ve left the game immediately.