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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.

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  1. geniusesq says: Mar 27, 2013 2:16 PM

    Should read “Colt McCoy Won’t Be In the League Much Longer”

  2. tjacks7 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:17 PM

    Why would a team give up a 7th round pick for him? Maybe so he isn’t free to sign anywhere he wants? Geez, that was hard.

  3. buffalosaint says: Mar 27, 2013 2:17 PM

    And welcome to New Orleans Mr. McCoy.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 27, 2013 2:18 PM

    LOL Jason Campbell. The Browns just LOVE losing. Can’t believe they passed on RGIII! #ForeverFactoryofSadness

  5. lonespeed says: Mar 27, 2013 2:20 PM

    I wonder how many quarterbacks the Jets can collect in one offseason.

  6. beelicker says: Mar 27, 2013 2:20 PM

    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?

  7. sikologik says: Mar 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    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.

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

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

  9. pascalswager42 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    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.

  10. christophershearin says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    if he sits behind brees for a few years, the kid is going to light the league on fire

  11. FinFan68 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    Package McCoy and a 3rd round pick for Mallett or trade Weeden for him straight up.

  12. cbh54 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:23 PM

    I’d love to see Colt in Black and Gold

  13. widogg says: Mar 27, 2013 2:23 PM

    the man just needs a good qb coach, hope he goes to Green Bay

  14. miguelromerorhpat says: Mar 27, 2013 2:24 PM

    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..

  15. asseenonokra says: Mar 27, 2013 2:24 PM

    buffalosaint–

    Yea you right!

  16. borophyll says: Mar 27, 2013 2:24 PM

    Colt, what a bum.

    Hell, even Brady Quinn got the Browns Peyton Hillis in return.

  17. goldenperspective says: Mar 27, 2013 2:26 PM

    He’d be an upgrade for the Jets.

  18. bkh405 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:26 PM

    There are still fans in love with the idea that McCoy can succeed in this league. What’s with that?

  19. lovedabirds says: Mar 27, 2013 2:26 PM

    LOL Jason Campbell. The Redskins first round pick!!! The Redskins just LOVE losing!!! #logicalvoicesaysisadope

  20. kingbowen says: Mar 27, 2013 2:26 PM

    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!

  21. gneds says: Mar 27, 2013 2:27 PM

    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.

  22. 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

  23. whatnojets says: Mar 27, 2013 2:28 PM

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

    PERFECT fit for The New York Jets!!!

  24. goldrush36 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:29 PM

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

  25. petehemlock says: Mar 27, 2013 2:30 PM

    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.

  26. trbowman says: Mar 27, 2013 2:30 PM

    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.

  27. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:30 PM

    Colt was nothing more than a breath of fresh air from Jake Delhomme

  28. rockgate says: Mar 27, 2013 2:31 PM

    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.

  29. circuscivics says: Mar 27, 2013 2:32 PM

    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.

  30. ratbirdsrule says: Mar 27, 2013 2:32 PM

    hope he does well…he was dealt a crap hand. it would be interesting to see how he’d do with some talent around him.

  31. tdubdizzle says: Mar 27, 2013 2:33 PM

    Is that Jake Tucker from Family Guy?

  32. theuglitruth says: Mar 27, 2013 2:33 PM

    Browns….still picking up junk nobody wants….Weeden, now Campbell…what a joke!

  33. franknweezer says: Mar 27, 2013 2:34 PM

    One of the Texas teams should sign him, just for novelty’s sake. Wouldn’t hurt to get some of the UT fans on their side.

  34. coltzfan166 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:41 PM

    Why is everyone bashing on Jason Campbell? He was actually a pretty good QB in Oakland. But yeah let’s talk about one season with the Bears.

  35. rajbais says: Mar 27, 2013 2:43 PM

    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!

  36. jesse1834 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:46 PM

    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.

  37. 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.

  38. jgpike says: Mar 27, 2013 2:49 PM

    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.

  39. jesse1834 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:50 PM

    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.

  40. uptjeff says: Mar 27, 2013 2:50 PM

    What’s the point of having a proven loser as a backup?

  41. bbb82 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:53 PM

    @logicalvoicesays

    When exactly did Cleveland pass on RGIII?

  42. heyguru1969 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:55 PM

    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.

  43. 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?

  44. getyourownname says: Mar 27, 2013 3:00 PM

    Never understood how Holmgren could be given authority over personnel decisions.

  45. briang123 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:05 PM

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

    I wouldn’t send that sentence with season ticket renewal letters.

  46. cjspiller12 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:05 PM

    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.

  47. eatitfanboy says: Mar 27, 2013 3:05 PM

    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?
    =========

    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.

  48. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 27, 2013 3:11 PM

    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.

  49. geniusesq says: Mar 27, 2013 3:11 PM

    Only UT and Browns fans click on this with concern over Colt McCoy

  50. truetrue85 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:19 PM

    I still can’t believe this guy rocked the Patriots in 2010…

  51. therillest says: Mar 27, 2013 3:21 PM

    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!

  52. onbucky96 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:22 PM

    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.

  53. scrp2 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:33 PM

    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.

    ==============================

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

  54. jessethegreat says: Mar 27, 2013 3:40 PM

    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.

  55. rhett16 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:46 PM

    “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.”

    ————————————————–

    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.

  56. hashish81 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:51 PM

    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.

  57. klabuckeye says: Mar 27, 2013 4:03 PM

    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”

  58. moeman79 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:07 PM

    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.

  59. ejm845 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:17 PM

    I bet he can run the read option very well

  60. ccjcsr says: Mar 27, 2013 4:23 PM

    He can always come back down to Austin and work with Mack Brown

  61. granadafan says: Mar 27, 2013 4:28 PM

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

  62. citiciti says: Mar 27, 2013 4:31 PM

    You will NEVER read this-Colt McCoy lead’s XXX team to Super Bowl.Book it.

  63. wgray981 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    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*

  64. crush22 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    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

    __________________________________

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

  65. Just a Fan says: Mar 27, 2013 4:40 PM

    Steelers need to kick the tires on this guy when/if he is cut. He would fit Haley’s offense.

  66. ruggyup says: Mar 27, 2013 4:58 PM

    McCoy gun is about the right caliber for the Bucs near empty armory.

  67. gsomatt says: Mar 27, 2013 5:01 PM

    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.

  68. whatjusthapped says: Mar 27, 2013 5:39 PM

    As bad as Colt might be, he’s still better than any qb on the Vikings, granted, it aint saying much but its still true.

  69. hibrownsfan says: Mar 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    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.

  70. goyzzo says: Mar 27, 2013 7:02 PM

    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

  71. thefiesty1 says: Mar 27, 2013 7:23 PM

    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.

  72. Cereal says: Mar 27, 2013 7:45 PM

    I bet he ends up in Philly with Chip Kelly

  73. bigdawgy54 says: Mar 27, 2013 8:04 PM

    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.

  74. boctavious says: Mar 27, 2013 8:17 PM

    Otto graham is the best Qb in Browns History. Then Brian Sipe. Learn the history newbies

  75. jets4gold says: Mar 27, 2013 8:40 PM

    drafting weeden in first round or even at all was the worse thing a team could do. leave it to Cleveland!

  76. allen227 says: Mar 28, 2013 6:22 PM

    And that’s why the browns are the browns. Jason Campbell and the joke Weeden. That’s two nfl QB’s

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