Colt McCoy won’t be with the Browns much longer

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The signing of quarterback Jason Campbell will hasten a move that everyone has been expecting: The Browns will soon part ways with quarterback Colt McCoy.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that McCoy is expected to be released or traded soon.

The “or traded” part of that seems unlikely. It’s hard to see why any team would be willing to give up even a seventh-round draft pick for McCoy, knowing he’s about to be available for nothing.

Former Browns President Mike Holmgren took McCoy with a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft. McCoy has thrown 21 touchdowns and 20 interceptions with the Browns, who have gone 6-15 in games he started.

Campbell is expected to compete with Brandon Weeden for the starting job in Cleveland.

76 responses to “Colt McCoy won’t be with the Browns much longer

  1. He could compete with Josh Johnson & Zac Robinson to back up Andy Dalton. Surely he’s already had the new Browns’ playbook so at least they could maybe pick his brain some first?

  2. Campbell is as durable a quarterback as his release is slow. He’s a veteran. All of these things make him a serviceable backup, but he’s no starter in this league, and he won’t beat out Weeden for the job.

  3. Lets all chill on the RGIII stuff already…what has he won? How much did he cost? How healthy is that knee? How durable will he be?

    I’m glad the Browns didn’t mortgage the future for ONE player.

  4. Trade Ryan Mallet for a good pick,pick this guy to be BRADY S backup..i like this guy since he was in texas,he worked in the shotgun formation..come BB,make it happen..

  5. Feel bad for colt he is not a bad quarterback at all I remember watching browns games where he would throw the ball to his receivers and they would drop the ball 90% of the time they never surrounded him with any weapons at all they are doing the same thing with weeden but at least they got him gordon and richardson no quarterback of the browns will ever be any good without good receivers and tight ends I dont care who the qb is get these poor guys some help!

  6. I hope he goes somewhere that will either give him a shot or atleast show the kid some respect. I dont think he’s the answer in Cleveland, but I do think he is somewhat a victim of his circumstances in Cleveland.

  7. ” 20 interceptions with the Browns, who have gone 6-15 in games he started.”

    PERFECT fit for The New York Jets!!!

  8. Wouldnt mind him as Kaepernick’s backup. Harbaugh should at least be able to manage with him if needed.

  9. He was born to play college football in TX. Anything more is those where are they now sentences at the end of a based on a true story movie.

  10. Lacks NFL caliber arm strength, zero upside. Yawn.

    Weeden could at least get better with more experience. Jason Campbell has had plenty of opportunities and has maxed out as a player.

  11. Would love to see McCoy being mentored by Drew Brees……Regardless of who he winds up with, I can’t wait to see him with any other team than the perennial no class cellar dweller Browns.

  12. He also needs some arm strength. I know it’s now trendy to say that arm strength is overrated, but name me a top 10 QB right now that don’t have the ability to throw the ball behind the secondary? Even a now weaker arm P. Manning has more arm strength than McCoy. Chad Pennington had a water pistol of an arm, but he had good anticipation and pocket presence, which allowed him to stand in the pocket until his receivers came open. That compensated for his lack of arm strength. I think these are more instinctual skills. McCoy lacks these attributes.

  13. Mike Lombardi after James Harrison’s helmet-to-helmet hit in 2011 said “Cleveland, time to get a quarterback”

    When your boss has likened you to Ty Detmer you’re done!

  14. I’ll never forget the time Colt opened the 2011 season by completing a pass to himself for -5 yards. In all fairness the guy never quit and I wish him the best wherever he goes.

  15. hrmlss says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    Might be the best QB in Cleveland history, and they are going to cut him…
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    Seriously? How about Otto Graham, Bernie Kosar and Brian Sipe? And that’s just off the top of my head.

  16. He will be a great pickup for whoever signs him. For those not paying attention, McCoy was put in horrible positions, the first year with no offseason, new system, with a sieve for an offensive line, an injured headcase for a running back and the weakest WR corp in football. Aaron Rodgers would have been ineffective in that situation. The next year he wasn’t even given a chance because Weedan was decided to be the savior.

    McCoy isn’t the second coming of Johnny Unitas but he is a good quarterback.

    And his arm strength, though certainly not a rocket, is not remotely as bad as the above pundants claim. Easily as good Alex Smiths.

    Get him on a better team and in a decent system and people will be surprised.

  17. lovedabirds…Really??Might be the best QB in Cleveland history, and they are going to cut him…. I guess he also forgot Otto Graham, Frank Ryan, Brian Sipe too.

  18. He certainly disappointed, but the Browns had dog food at WR when he came in, so maybe a change of scenery would allow him to become an acceptable back-up somewhere. The guy’s not been a turd during his time in the league though, which makes it puzzling why so many have jumped all over him. It would be nice to give him the benefit of the doubt, until you see what he’s capable of with a bit of surrounding talent. Or you can just hate which comes so naturally to many posters.

  19. Campbell is expected to compete with Brandon Weeden for the starting job in Cleveland.
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    I wouldn’t send that sentence with season ticket renewal letters.

  20. fmwarner says:Mar 27, 2013 2:48 PM

    hrmlss says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    Might be the best QB in Cleveland history, and they are going to cut him…
    ==============================

    Seriously? How about Otto Graham, Bernie Kosar and Brian Sipe? And that’s just off the top of my head.
    ________________________________
    You stole my thunder with Otto Graham and Brian Sipe……….but Vinny Testaverde wasn’t too bad either. I watched Brian Sipe play, thought he was a pretty good QB.

  21. jpack1974 says:
    Mar 27, 2013 2:55 PM
    I love all the GMs on here telling us how it is. You think maybe there is a reason all you can do regarding your team is post comments?
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    Yeah, maybe it’s because we all chose different career paths other than sports management when we left school.

    Except the ones who moved directly to their parent’s basement. A group which I think would probably include people who think that only actual NFL GMs are allowed to have opinions about football.

  22. Look for Colt to land in Dallas, and starting by week 6 when Romo incurs season ending injury. Too bad they never gave colt a chance with some weapons. Bad timing, hope he prospers wherever he lands.

  23. Point of this story for most Jaguar fans is….as bad as Colt is….and with essentially the same amount of games played and similar organization issues, Colt McMoy is statistically still a better QB than Blaine Gabbert. Wake up call Jag fans, wake up call!

  24. Ooooh. Cue the McCoy to Packers rumors. Sorry, we’ve already got a useless career back up from the useless state of Texas…Graham Harrell.

  25. fmwarner says: Mar 27, 2013 2:48 PM

    hrmlss says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    Might be the best QB in Cleveland history, and they are going to cut him…
    ==============================

    Seriously? How about Otto Graham, Bernie Kosar and Brian Sipe? And that’s just off the top of my head.

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    Once again.
    Might be the best QB in Cleveland history, and they are going to cut him…

  26. I’d like to see Ted Thompson trade a 7th this year for McCoy and a 7th next year. The Browns would get a minimal immediate prospect rather than releasing him outright and McCarthy would get a QB to groom that actually has some ability instead of putting every egg the Packers have in Rodgers’ basket.

    I understand that if Rodgers goes down, we are in big trouble, but with a quarterback on the roster besides the laughable Harrell, they might be able to get by for a few games until Rodgers can come back.

  27. “I’ll never forget the time Colt opened the 2011 season by completing a pass to himself for -5 yards. In all fairness the guy never quit and I wish him the best wherever he goes.”

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    Hey, some unknown QB by the name of Favre’s first completed pass was to himself for -7 yards, he turned out okay. Kinda flaky near the end though.

    As a Packer fan, I wouldn’t mind seeing McCoy in Green Bay, we are one injury away from having Graham Harrell as our QB. Last year he couldn’t execute a simple handoff without botching it and turning the ball over. Yikes.

  28. Never had an offensive target or an offensive line. Some of the shots he’s taken are brutal. I’d like know where he ranked in sacks and knock downs over those 21 starts against other teams.

  29. Mary Kay actually says “The Browns will listen to offers, but have no immediate plans to trade or release backup quarterback Colt McCoy,” which is not the same as “Colt McCoy won’t be with the Browns much longer” or “McCoy is expected to be released or traded soon”

  30. this guy might endup as a solid back up QB, well any qb stands a better chance when not in Cleveland, dawg pound? no just the pound.

  31. Another Texas QB bust. They’re worse than U$C or every single school in the state of Florida since the 90s.

  32. I’d much rather have McCoy in town than Weeden.
    Seriously, Weeden showed NO signs of being a capable starter last year, and he’s almost 30.
    Different owner, same results. *sigh*

  33. lovedabirds says:
    Mar 27, 2013 2:27 PM
    Might be the best QB in Cleveland history, and they are going to cut him….

    Obviously you forget Bernie Kosar

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    Wow!
    How sorry of a franchise are you when Kosar is your claim as the best QB in Cleveland history.

  34. Haven’t heard how Graham Harrell is developing. If not going as planned, I wouldn’t be surprised if Green Bay took a look at him.

  35. As a Browns fan I hope Colt goes to a great team, I hope he gets playing time with all those amazing players around him. Then we can all watch him fail, maybe then these people that think he’s a great QB held back by the Browns will go away.

  36. Good luck Colt. You had every chance to make it in the League. Weeden did more with much less, so I do not see Cambell beating out Weeden.
    I do think he would be a good fit for the Texans.
    Go Browns

  37. The new ownership/management hasn’t proven to be any smarter than the former ownership/management. What a waste of talent with NO supporting cast. It is the kiss of death to be drafted by Cleveland. Good luck Colt on your future.

  38. Weeden is done as Cleveland’s starter. Campbell was playing very well as a starter for the Raiders when he went down to injury.
    Weeden is a Johnny-come-lately guy looking for a backup sport after failing at baseball. Campbell has experienced far more football than has Weeden. And, Weeden’s own former coach referred to him as, “lazy.”
    Campbell will be the Browns bridge to finding “the” QB of the future. It may be in a later round this year or an earlier round next year. But, the bottom line is, the new regime has zero confidence in Weeden. Weeden will not be the starter in September unless injury circumstances force it to occur.
    I think McCoy would actually be the better #2 guy. But, his salary will likely dictate being released. A 7th round pick could be given in a trade so as to secure McCoy’s services if a team really needs/wants him. The pick would eliminate McCoy waiting for the right paycheck. Neither McCoy or Weeden have a place in the Browns future going forward.

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