Cards' McCoy out; McSorley set for 1st NFL start

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy is still in the concussion protocol and won't play on Christmas night against the Buccaneers, coach Kliff Kingsbury announced Wednesday.

Cardinals' Colt McCoy out; Trace McSorley set for 1st NFL start 2:43 PM ET ESPN Arizona Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy is still in the concussion protocol and won't play on Christmas night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , coach Kliff Kingsbury announced Wednesday. Trace McSorley will make his first NFL start on Sunday night with McCoy sidelined. McCoy, who was starting in place of the injured Kyler Murray , who tore an ACL in a Week 14 loss to the New England Patriots , suffered a concussion this past Sunday in a loss to the Denver Broncos . Editor's Picks Week 16 NFL buzz: Latest on coaching changes, top candidates, upset picks and key notes from around the league 8h Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano Updated NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus pleasant surprises for every team 1d NFL Nation reporters 1 Related McSorley finished the game and was 7-of-15 passing for 95 yards and two interceptions. He has appeared in four games for the Cardinals this season, completing 51.7% of his passes for 166 yards and three interceptions. McSorley, 27, who began his career with the Baltimore Ravens as a sixth-round draft pick in 2019, has appeared in seven regular-season games in his career, attempting just 39 passes -- 29 of which have come this season. He has one touchdown pass, which came in the 2020 season while playing for Baltimore. ESPN's Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.