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Panthers consider trading up for Colt McCoy

Carolina coach John Fox has said he’s committed to Matt Moore as his starting quarterback, and Moore says he feels like the Panthers are his team. But the team could change all that by selecting Texas quarterback Colt McCoy in the second round of the NFL draft.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Panthers are interested enough in McCoy to consider moving up in the second round on Friday to take him.

The Panthers own have the 16th pick in the second round, 48th overall, and if they want McCoy they’d probably need to move up about 10 spots. The Browns (picking 38th), Raiders (39th) and Bills (41st) have been connected to McCoy in various mock drafts.

McCoy started all 52 games of his college career at Texas and put up phenomenal numbers, although some question whether he’s a good fit for an NFL-style offense. Moore has only started eight games in his NFL career, but he played very well in five starts in 2009, finishing the season with a 98.5 passer rating.

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15 Responses to “Panthers consider trading up for Colt McCoy”
  1. marktg30 says: Apr 23, 2010 9:20 AM

    We will take Jonathan Stewart and Carolina’s 2nd round pick here in Cleveland.

  2. Hap says: Apr 23, 2010 9:21 AM

    WHAT ! MM is their QB of the future. It doesnt sound like they are sold. PLEASE send him back to Dallas if you’re nervous.

  3. seahawks670 says: Apr 23, 2010 9:27 AM

    NO let’s just hope Seattle gets him before any other team does

  4. TP7 says: Apr 23, 2010 9:31 AM

    Justin Reis just had a cream-dream.

  5. Bwa Ha Ha says: Apr 23, 2010 9:36 AM

    Eagles at 37
    Your second and third picks
    Or: your third straight up for Vick

  6. chc4 says: Apr 23, 2010 9:37 AM

    Fox and company love trading away their first rounders next year so why not! Makes no sense though since he’ll be fired after this season. The next coach will reap the benefits.

  7. MotorCitySteel says: Apr 23, 2010 9:46 AM

    Colt would be a great pick for them………but can’t see them going that high to get him.

  8. VonClausewitz says: Apr 23, 2010 10:05 AM

    This is the guy Denver should have grabbed.

  9. Freebird2010 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:07 AM

    Why broadcast your intentions? This must mean the Panthers really have no interest in McCoy at all and are feigning their interest in him in the hope that someone will fall to them at No. 48 if McCoy goes earlier.
    I’m willing to bet the Panthers have Skelton, Pike, LeFevour, or one of the other QBs on their radar as a potential backup to Matt Moore.

  10. TheRoon says: Apr 23, 2010 10:25 AM

    If the Panthers make this move this will definitely prove how dumb Fox and Hurney truly are. It’s not a knock against Colt McCoy, but the Panthers have their QB for the foreseeable future in Matt Moore. Even if he doesn’t work out and we tank this year, I would much rather have ourselves in a position to draft either Ryan Mallett, Andrew Luck, or Jake Locker in the 2011 draft than to trade valuable picks (which we don’t have many of to begin with) to draft Colt McCoy.
    Don’t do it!

  11. volleyball8 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:50 AM

    The Panthers need to keep their QB and have an actual team next year and win something before they try and get Colt McCoy.

  12. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 23, 2010 10:52 AM

    McCoy is a shorter version of Moore. I don’t see the benefit of taking him.

  13. volleyball8 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    The Panthers need to stay with their QB and have an actual program this year and win something before they try and get Colt McCoy.

  14. BlacknBlue says: Apr 23, 2010 11:24 AM

    so volleyball….what are trying to say?….please repeat…and repeat… once more…

  15. Ike says: Apr 23, 2010 1:40 PM

    The Panthers have to make a move for McCoy regardless of whether or not Moore is starting. There should be QB competition in the preseason flat out. If the Panthers want 110% out of Moore they will need to back him up with someone who could take his job, this would pressure him to do what is necessary to keep his starting position.

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