Last Sunday, Jay Glazer said Cardinals QB Kyler Murray suffered an ankle injury to keep him out of the lineup anywhere between 1-3 weeks. This morning, Glazer reported that Murray is not expected to play. That shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve been reading the tea leaves all week.
That means Colt McCoy will start against the 49ers this afternoon. McCoy, who spent the ’13 season with the 49ers, appeared in four games with the team in mop-up duty. McCoy hasn’t attempted a pass this season. He’s carried the ball seven times for -6 yards. McCoy started two games for the Giants last season. He had 66 attempts and completed 40 passes for 5.7 yards per attempt.
You already know this, but McCoy doesn’t like to push the ball down the field. The 49ers should take advantage of this and be ultra-aggressive, especially without DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green playing.
Here’s a look at the inactives for the Cardinals:
And now the 49ers inactives:
RB Trey Sermon
WR Travis Benjamin
S Jimmie Ward
CB Deommodore Lenoir
OL Aaron Banks
DL Maurice Hurst
DL Charles Omenihu
Sermon is a healthy scratch. The team is more confident in Wilson, who hasn’t played a game this season than they are in Sermon. That means WR Deebo Samuel, RBs Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson Jr., and TE George Kittle are all ACTIVE today against the Cardinals. Also, Azeez Al-Shaair.