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.
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.