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.

25 responses to “Browns still hoping they can trade Colt McCoy, not cut him

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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….

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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