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Report: 49ers trying to trade Colt McCoy

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The 49ers signed quarterback Seneca Wallace this week, a sure sign that they are less than thrilled with the options on hand to back up Colin Kaepernick this season.

It’s no big surprise, then, to hear that they’re trying to trade one of those players. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the 49ers are trying to trade Colt McCoy, who they acquired from the Browns prior to the draft for a pair of draft choices. Should their attempts at swinging a deal be unsuccessful, the 49ers are expected to release McCoy.

Doing so and going with Wallace or Scott Tolzien would save the 49ers a little less than $1 million under the salary cap, although McCoy’s preseason performance has been dismal enough that finances are likely a secondary consideration. McCoy is 6-of-13 for 76 yards in two preseason games and he’s thrown a pair of interceptions. McCoy, Wallace, Tolzien and B.J. Daniels are all expected to play against the Vikings on Sunday as the 49ers sort out the bottom rungs of their depth chart.

It’s hard to see too much of a clamor for McCoy’s services on the trade market, but Rapoport reports they are fielding calls from teams. The Bills and Jets are both reportedly interested in kicking the tires on veterans Matt Leinart and John Beck, so they may also be interested in McCoy’s services.

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  1. scoops1 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:06 PM


  2. olyniner says: Aug 25, 2013 1:08 PM

    Colt McCoy’s value could be equal to a turkey sandwich or maybe mark Sanchez

  3. jets4gold says: Aug 25, 2013 1:11 PM

    send him to NYJ.

  4. 1phd says: Aug 25, 2013 1:15 PM

    And to think they could have had Vince Young instead. Baalke, Baalke, Baalke.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:17 PM

    LOL good luck with that

  6. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 25, 2013 1:18 PM

    Nice trade, Fraudbaugh. These pretenders are going to crash and burn. He inherited most of the keystone players on the team. How’s AJ Jenkins working out for ya? Matter of fact, take a gander at their entire 2012 draft. Awful.

  7. beaublanco says: Aug 25, 2013 1:19 PM

    Must be Randall’s kid, BJ.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 25, 2013 1:19 PM

    I think that the 49ers should start Wallace and bench Kaep.

  9. fissels says: Aug 25, 2013 1:20 PM

    If I were the Jets I’d trade for Colt

  10. jakec4 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:22 PM

    I’d take him as a backup over Tyrod Taylor. He has real game experience, and playing for the Browns doesn’t really give a true indication of what he might be able to do.

  11. ryann252013 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:22 PM

    Oops…if I’m the jets I’m calling the 49ers.

  12. noeffinway says: Aug 25, 2013 1:24 PM

    Colt will be a packer before the end of next week. He should have been already last season.

  13. 12444uggg says: Aug 25, 2013 1:26 PM

    I got a ham sandwich and a six pack of PBR for him.
    The Jets will probably consider giveing up a 4th rd pick. lol

  14. thingamajig says: Aug 25, 2013 1:27 PM

    Can’t be any worse than Leinart and Beck.

  15. barbeaux says: Aug 25, 2013 1:29 PM

    The browns a few years back was a QB shredding machine. I don’t what they did specifically up there to ruin a few QB’s that otherwise were pretty good in college.

  16. thegonz13 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    Wow! It didn’t take them long to figure out what Cleveland has known for years…

  17. braceyourselffor12 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    They are reportedly willing to trade him for a 12 pack of Sierra Nevada and a pizza.

  18. kd75 says: Aug 25, 2013 1:41 PM

    Good luck with that.

    I’ll give you a couple of day old bagels and a frozen pizza if he can clean my floor.

  19. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 25, 2013 1:41 PM

    McCoy was never Peyton Manning — but he was decent enough. But ever since he got destroyed by James Harrison — he’s been invisible.

  20. packerbackernj says: Aug 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    Nice waste of a 5th round pick. This front office seems clueless alot lately.

  21. orthomarine says: Aug 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    BJ Daniels

  22. brownspower says: Aug 25, 2013 2:01 PM

    The Browns (Joe Banner) were going to simply release McCoy until the 49ers thought he had value. They now know better.
    If the circus in NJ has any smarts at all, they’ll wait for McCoy to get cut and then sign him.

  23. natijim235 says: Aug 25, 2013 2:01 PM

    why would a team trade for player that will be released?

  24. ubepunkedagain says: Aug 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    How these 49er fans change their tune. Can we bring up the archives of when they acquired him?

  25. clssylssy says: Aug 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    BJ Cunningham? I thought BJ Daniels was the 9ers Rookie that Harbaugh was so high on. Isn’t BJ Cunningham the wide receiver who use to play for the Dolphins and Eagles?

  26. thesportgenius says: Aug 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    BJ Daniels, not Cunningham.

  27. rasta028 says: Aug 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    Tell you what trade him to the Redskins and throw in a 1st rd pick and you got a deal…

  28. htowntexan says: Aug 25, 2013 2:06 PM

    Jets should have kept Tebow.

  29. steelers6rings says: Aug 25, 2013 2:08 PM

    Give us a 4th round pick and we’ll take him off your hands.

  30. goldrush94 says: Aug 25, 2013 2:09 PM

    I’m pretty sure they can get a 1st round pick from Rex for Colt.

  31. bennyb82 says: Aug 25, 2013 2:10 PM

    McCoy for Green Bay defense.

  32. freebledsoe says: Aug 25, 2013 2:18 PM

    “McCoy’s preseason performance has been dismal enough that finances are likely a secondary consideration. McCoy is 6-of-13 for 76 yards in two preseason games and he’s thrown a pair of interceptions”

    Yet the Viking’s starting quarterback has these amazing stats:

    6-of-14 for 68 yards in 2 preseason games with an interception, 2 sacks for loss, and zero touchdowns. McCoy might be an upgrade.

  33. ytownie says: Aug 25, 2013 2:27 PM

    And, all the so called Browns experts said that McCoy was never given a real chance in Cleveland. Yea, right!

  34. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 25, 2013 2:34 PM

    Some teams were interested until they found out it was “the real McCoy”.

  35. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 25, 2013 2:36 PM

    when is the last time the 49ers beat the ravens?


  36. sisqsage says: Aug 25, 2013 2:40 PM

    This guy got a lot of Heisman votes at Texas. Just shows you how political college football can be even at a factory like UT. He’s never been strong enough to make certain throws. He admitted after last week he doesn’t get the offense yet, so he is a goner in SF. For a vet to not be able to function in an offense after studying the playbook for 4 months is pretty lame.

  37. edawg7l says: Aug 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    It cracks me up when people say “Cleveland ruined him. He was a winner in college.” Cleveland took him in the 3rd round because he was a gamble. The gamble didn’t work out, he ended on bad terms with Cleveland when he could have taken the high road, and Cleveland duped SF into a 4th round pick. Cleveland is looking VERY smart.

  38. handsomehawk says: Aug 25, 2013 3:11 PM

    Whiners wont even make the playoffs;

    Hawks 12-4
    Rams 10-6
    Whiners 9-7
    Cardinals 7-9

    Had their chance..see you in say..15 years!!!

  39. stoolerz says: Aug 25, 2013 3:46 PM

    Another smart move by Banner and Lombardi See Josh Cribbs

  40. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 25, 2013 4:02 PM


    “Cleveland duped SF into a 4th round pick. Cleveland is looking VERY smart.” ahahaha first of all when have the browns looked very smart??
    **the niners gave the browns a 7th rounder and swapped 5th round pick selections**

  41. cletusvandam says: Aug 25, 2013 4:02 PM

    Please don’t tell me we are going with Seneca Wallace, what was Charlie Batch busy?

  42. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 25, 2013 4:05 PM


    seagulls 12-4? ahahaha u seadderall seagulls had their chance…see innnnnnnn when u become relevant or atleast have any sort of hardware.

    week 2 NINERS stomp the seagulls in front of their HOF “12TH WOMAN”

  43. rasta028 says: Aug 25, 2013 4:08 PM

    Handsomehawk must be taking whatever Odom is…..

  44. goldrush36 says: Aug 25, 2013 4:09 PM

    Funny the hawks fans talkin smack.. Your already HOF enshrined dwarf hasn’t even played up to garbage standards yet. Let alone MVP

  45. shibengal says: Aug 25, 2013 4:12 PM

    Wouldn’t mind seeing the Bengals do a 1-for-1 swap with McCoy and Josh Johnson. Colt is basically a poor man’s Andy Dalton, and Johnson is a poor (homeless?) man’s Kap. Seems like both teams would benefit from having a QB with a similar style to their starter as the backup guy.

  46. southpaw79 says: Aug 25, 2013 4:20 PM

    Just trade him to Buffalo or NYJ for a 7th in 2090 for all I care. Make sure he does not go to a team that my just try to pump him for information. I wish things would have worked out better for Colt. I did not think there was going to be much drop off from Alex to Colt, seemed like they had similar skill sets. Apparently I was wrong.

  47. jakafett says: Aug 25, 2013 4:20 PM

    Although I don’t like eating a pick so to speak, they had plenty of picks therefore a couple to take shots with. I love the fact they, the niners brass, aren’t afraid to cut bait with someone, despite it initially looking like they have egg on their face. That is why they will stay good. And you knuckleheads who want to chide baalke for his occasional mistake got a couple of words for you. Aldon, kaepernick, bowman, iupati, Davis, Miller, James. And that is just the draft. Before he was gm he was their lead scout so slot of those guys picked he had input on…know the stuff before you cast stones.

  48. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Aug 25, 2013 4:24 PM

    ^enough said.

  49. rasta028 says: Aug 25, 2013 6:07 PM

    I’ll be the 1st one LMAO when that midget QB for the Seagulls gets knocked out for the season and they go 7-9.


  50. whatwhat2013 says: Aug 25, 2013 6:34 PM

    rasta028 says: Aug 25, 2013 6:07 PM

    I’ll be the 1st one LMAO when that midget QB for the Seagulls gets knocked out for the season and they go 7-9.



    But Seahawks actually have a competent backup QB. Who’s the 49ers backup QB again?

  51. docboss says: Aug 25, 2013 6:36 PM

    Wow, these ‘niner and ‘hawk fans are brutal. ‘Niners will probably not find a buyer and Colt will be released. Rams or Cardinals might take a look. Gonna be a fun year in the NFC West.

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