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.

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