Colt McCoy injury update: draft consequences, injury details and more are available.Â Colt McCoy took a helmet to his throwing shoulder during the first few minutes of the BCS Championship game against Alabama.Â The backup quarterback had to take the reins for the game, yet the loss of McCoy is said to have shaken the team up enough to cause a loss against the Crimson Tide.
So what’s new for Colt McCoy? There are many out there that are curious how his injury could affect his chances of becoming an NFL Football player.
Bleacher Report indicates that McCoy was never estimated to be one of the first players snapped up during the NFL draft. Many estimate that he will be chosen somewhere between the first and third rounds.Â
His injuries may affect how scouts think of him. He will have to prove that the injury won’t affect his throw, that he can take a hit, and that the problem won’t become a recurring one.
Some players may benefit from last night’s injury. One name that is being thrown around is that of Tim Tebow. It’s said that he falls within the same estimated range as McCoy, and now with a shoulder injury Tebow may become more attractive to the scouts, but who knows. These things can be unpredictable.
So far, there’s no reports that indicate that McCoy will have to have surgery.Â Post-Game, he said that he wasn’t in pain but that he couldn’t feel his arm. Could it have just been a temporary feeling, or is there underlying nerve damage? Word of this may not surface right away.
Yahoo News reports that in the locker room with his father, McCoy couldn’t make a 7 yard pass to his own father.
Garrett Gilbert had his chance to shine during the BCS Championship. He was off to a rocky start, but threw both a 44 yard touch down and a 28 yard touch down.
It will be interesting to see what becomes of Colt McCoy after his injury, and what Garrett Gilbert will accomplish during his next three years at Texas.