Browns Trade QB Colt McCoy to 49ers

When the Browns signed quarterback Jason Campbell last week, the writing was on the wall for Colt McCoy. It was only a matter of time before the team would move him, and on Monday, it did just that, trading McCoy to the 49ers.

The Browns traded McCoy and a sixth-round pick, while the 49ers gave up their fifth and seventh-round picks.

McCoy will be joining former Browns kicker Phil Dawson, as he recently signed a deal in San Francisco to replace David Akers.

For the 49ers, they get a serviceable backup in McCoy. His skill set fits that offense and he can run it similarly to current starter Colin Kaepernick (just to a much – much? – lesser degree).

If McCoy, like so many past Browns quarterbacks, had a real chance in Cleveland, things might have ended differently. Instead, he now goes to a Super Bowl-caliber team and will settle in nicely with a cushy backup job to a premier quarterback.

In his career, McCoy has thrown for 4,388 yards, completing 58 percent of his passes. He has 21 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, and was 6-15 as a starter in Cleveland.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy

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  • Raushoun Hall

    I think in my opining is..The Browns are going in the right direction..For one they wont some work-horse,blue coller types players here to this Cleveland Browns organizations..If those remembered while’s he used to be part of those Steelers organizations..They also let me know how he (jimmey Halsom) Browns Owner with his other’s personal such as the man himself (Joe Banner & Michael Lombardi, cant forget him,..Thinks for those guys for gonna or I know possibly for a chance here to bring some very very aggressive blue coller players here to persuite to play in this new 2013 Cleveland Browns 3-4 defense..& one more thing,..I probably not be surprised they make the Superbowl by the second or third year of 2016 at the latest..Thanks for ur guyes for giving my inputs about the Cleveland Browns