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Browns still hoping they can trade Colt McCoy, not cut him

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Shortly after today’s report that Colt McCoy would soon be on the way out of Cleveland, the Browns tried to get out the word that McCoy can only be acquired via a trade.

NFL Network reported, citing Browns sources, said the team has no immediate plans to cut McCoy, but that the Browns are open to trading him.

Obviously, if you’re an NFL general manager who’s hoping to trade a player, you don’t want your potential trade partners to think that player will soon be available for nothing, so it’s easy to understand why the Browns want to put out the word that the way to acquire McCoy is via a trade.

But it’s harder to see why any team would trade for McCoy. He simply hasn’t been good enough in his three NFL seasons for it to make sense for a team to give up a player or a draft pick to acquire him.

So the Browns will probably cut McCoy. Even if they’re going to take their time about it.

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25 Responses to “Browns still hoping they can trade Colt McCoy, not cut him”
  1. latchbeam says: Mar 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    Arizona seem to collect backup QBs… maybe he will end up there? Ha ha!

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 27, 2013 3:43 PM

    Now is the time to trade away QBs if you want to keep an open mind about any of the potentially cheap to acquire QBs, of which there will surely be more.

  3. chief67 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:46 PM

    Ya , just like the Chiefs were with Cassel . good luck with that .

  4. capbam says: Mar 27, 2013 3:46 PM

    HAHAH

  5. briscocountyjr says: Mar 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    Taking a page out of Andy Reid’s book…try to sheer a team for draft picks—-how would anyone bite on this creampuff?? I can throw farther than McCoy. Good luck trying to get him Cardinals!

  6. scoops1 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    Packers!!! please?!?!?!?

  7. dirtybird28 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:48 PM

    It’s not like he had a plethora of talent around him while he was starting

  8. supermadelf says: Mar 27, 2013 3:52 PM

    Truth is, this is the lamest of lame for finding a QB draft in a very, very long time. They’ll find a market, because that market already exists.

  9. jacketsfan7 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:58 PM

    Trade to the packers , hell develope great there , and if Rodgers gets injured he’s got great receivers to pass to , not a great QB but he’s a good safety net

  10. nygiantstones says: Mar 27, 2013 3:59 PM

    Doesn’t a released player still have to go through waivers in the NFL? So wouldn’t it make sense to try and trade the guy with any team after the first team in waiver priority? You guys always make the comment about GMs pretending to keep a player to induce a trade, but I hardly think they are fooling anyone. Why not put the notice out there and get a 6th or 7th rounder from any team that isn’t first on the waiver list?

  11. jlinatl says: Mar 27, 2013 3:59 PM

    I could see trading a conditional 7th in order to be sure u got him if you thought their would be competition for him. Assuming his contract is in line.

  12. steelerben says: Mar 27, 2013 4:21 PM

    Kansas City is going to wait until he’s waived and then bring him in to back up Alex Smith. They have a similar skill set, and if anyone can get the most out of him it will be Andy Reid.

  13. deathonwings410 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:21 PM

    a smallish softy with a noodle arm? sounds like the cards will give a 2nd for him.

  14. brownoholic says: Mar 27, 2013 4:27 PM

    It’s not like he had a plethora of talent around him while he was starting
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    True. He was constantly under throwing plenty of scrubs….

  15. ccjcsr says: Mar 27, 2013 4:33 PM

    Bills, Arizona, or Tampa or the Vince Young route, Just hang around the campus of UT

  16. zzr600guy says: Mar 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    GB should sign him after he is cut, because he is already much better than Harrell and with some time with McCarthy he could be solid.

  17. csf081183 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:37 PM

    @steelerben

    yeah because the chiefs didn’t just give Chase Daniel a nice contract to be the backup.

  18. mymanmccoy says: Mar 27, 2013 4:40 PM

    If vy can get a workout and jubustus russell wants to try and make a comeback, it just makes Colt look like a first round pick!

  19. nopants39 says: Mar 27, 2013 5:22 PM

    Good fit for the Seahawks if and when they find a dance partner for Matt Flynn.

  20. terryleather says: Mar 27, 2013 5:42 PM

    Well he’s won 6 times as many games that he started as Kirk Cousins, and the media seems to think that he’s worth a first round pick now (though he wasn’t at this time last year). So maybe the Browns can get six first round picks for him.

    He’s obviously going to end up in New Orleans.

  21. mazblast says: Mar 27, 2013 6:03 PM

    Went to a name school.

    Has a catchy name.

    Can’t play.

  22. orlandodawg says: Mar 27, 2013 6:18 PM

    I wish this guy well. Never really got a true chance to show himself, but he does have his physical limitations. The only place he could succeed is with a dome team in a controlled environment. If i were the GM of the Saints, Cards, or Vikings I would take a run at him.

  23. noring4youstill says: Mar 27, 2013 6:19 PM

    They do know that nobody will trade for him when their plans no longer involve him right?

  24. ppc50 says: Mar 27, 2013 9:36 PM

    I kind of wish Dallas wouldn’t extend Romo, trade him, and sign McCoy, see how he does, and, if he stinks, draft a new QB in a couple of years. I think McCoy is a decent player who didn’t have any weapons and bad coaching.

  25. originalsteelcurtain says: Mar 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    Trade him? LOL

    Maybe if you throw-in Vince Young and Limas Sweed!

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