Colt McCoy Is Apparently Open To Running For Governor Of Texas

Is Colt McCoy going to jump into politics down the road?

As strange as it sounds, the Arizona Cardinals quarterback is apparently interested in possibly running for governor of Texas.

Yes, the 36-year-old NFL player and former Longhorns passer is leaving the door open for a potential run at the Texas statehouse, and Kliff Kingsbury thinks he could actually win.

Could Colt McCoy actually become the governor of Texas?

McCoy certainly wouldn't be the first major name to toy with a potential governorship run in Texas. Matthew McConaughey toyed with the idea for months before finally shutting it down.

While McConaughey is certainly a lot more famous than Colt McCoy across America by a huge margin, the former Texas QB is still beloved in the Lone Star State.

He was a dominant QB while in Austin, and if he hadn't been hurt in the national title game against Alabama, he could have finished his career with a national title ring.

During his time with the Longhorns, McCoy went 45-8 as a starter, and his stats were very impressive. He threw for 13,253 yards and 112 touchdowns. He also rushed for an additional 20 TDs.

When you put up numbers like that, people are going to remember you for a very long time. Texas loves football and the state loves its football heroes. Colt McCoy is definitely on the list of most beloved players in the state.

Unfortunately for those hoping to see him run in the near future, he still has a bit of NFL action left in the tank. Don't expect to see Colt McCoy signing off on legislation at any point in the next several years.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.