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“Obviously Ben’s experience Sunday night, I think we all knew the facts going into it, the speed of the game, the challenges that were presented to him,” McCarthy said. “I just felt with the opponent that we’re playing, we need some more experience at that position.”
Gilbert and Rush have never started a game and have combined to throw nine passes in their careers, but their experience in the league — Gilbert has been in the NFL off and on since 2014, Rush since 2016 — gives them an edge over DiNucci.
“Garrett Gilbert has been here for a couple of weeks. He’s had a chance to play in preseason games and just has more experience,” McCarthy said. “And no different with Cooper. Cooper played last year, very familiar with the