Colt McCoy was a bargain, too

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Earlier today, we pointed out that the Steelers got receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey at a CBA-induced bargain.

Base salary of $735,000, signing bonus of $65,000, cap number of $635,000.

The Redskins got the same bargain, with veteran quarterback Colt McCoy.  Per a source with knowledge of the contract, McCoy gets a base salary of $735,000 and a signing bonus of $65,000.  The deal carries a cap number of $635,000.

With only $65,000 guaranteed, there’s a chance McCoy, a third-round pick of the Browns in 2010 who spent 2013 with the 49ers, won’t make the 53-man roster.  There’s also a chance he’ll be the No. 2 quarterback, in the event the Redskins decide to trade Kirk Cousins.

Either way, it’s an affordable investment for the Redskins at one the most important position on the field.

35 responses to “Colt McCoy was a bargain, too

  1. Good for him, I guess. Personally I can’t believe he’s lasted this long in the league, but whatever.

  2. And moves like this are the reason the redskins are the laughing stock in the nfl. Three horrible quarter backs on there roster. They are as awful as what the Vikings have. Two teams who couldn’t compete in Canadian football

  3. Don’t look now, but the skins have finally started stringing together some good moves.

  4. im surprised the seahawks or the packers didnt pick him up. they pick up everything we throw away.

  5. I sincerely hope that the Redskins trade Cousins and keep McCoy as backup. Who is going to throw those deep balls to DJax when Robert Brittle III gets 5 broken ribs from a wind gust? Ol’ Noodle Arm?

  6. Hmmm. Not bad for a quarterback who had a accomplished absolutely nothing in his career. Although in Colt’s defense, he did play for the Browns.

  7. There are a lot worse QBs on NFL rosters that has never had the success Vince Young has had …(NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    I hope some team gives this quarterback a try-out, even if it’s for third string…
    GM/Coach, sit down and talk to this guy…I think he can help….

  8. It’s a shame these silly attention wanting so called fans ruin these forums with ridiculously foolish comments on these posts. What happened to this site?

  9. I believe in Colt.
    Someday this man is going to do great things.
    He had NO chance here in Cleveland.
    I wish him only the best.
    I really do.
    He’ll have his day.
    Just you wait and see.

  10. Roster construction is very important.

    We all know nothing is guaranteed in the NFL, injuries may happen on any play.

    But, when you have a durable QB, those like Favre was, like Peyton has been and others like this, you can have a weaker back up QB.

    Could that bite you? Of course. But while Peyton missed the one whole season, he has not missed even a game in any of the other seasons he’s played.

    So teams with someone like him as their starting QB may go cheaper and with a lesser back up QB.

    But, with RGIII, I would want a better back up QB at this point in RGIII’s career. That could change in the years to come.

    But right now I’d feel much better with Cousins backing up RGIII than Colt McCoy.

    Whatever they would get in a trade for Cousins would NOT be enough to offset their drop in talent for their backup QB who just might have to play due to RGIII being their starting QB.

    But, Synder owns the team and in his 14 to 15 yrs owning the team, they are well below .500 regardless of who’s coaching, who’s under center etc…

  11. Nothing against Kaep, but it would’ve been entertaining/educational to see McCoy with our O-line, Davis, Crabtree and Boldin. Just a thought.

  12. If I were Colt, I’d bookmark this story. It’s likely to be the last one he sees about himself this year.

  13. Heyward-Bey is not a bargain. He flopped in Oakland, and he flopped again at Indianapolis. Colt McCoy flopped in the 49er system. He may be relatively cheap to sign, but he is no bargain.

  14. Colt Mc Coy was never big. He was quick, but not super big, but had a good arm, and the NFL ‘s most elite scouts poohed poohed the guy as being an impact player at the NFL level. So be it. The haters abound, but let me tell you what Mc Coy has that many of the NFL’s best do not have: EXTREME INTELLECT. You combine that boy’s smarts with his talent, and he’ll be a sure operator given the right opportunities and NFL team. Are the foreskins his best bet? The jury is out but I could think of worse QB’s for their back-up slot. RGIII is a Texas boy and so is Colt. They will connect. Give Colt a chance. He may surprise us all…but me? Not so much. He was a Texas Longhorn. He was made for this opportunity.

  15. The most memorable thing Colt McCoy ever did was roll out to the left and get absolutely blown up by James Harrison. Still cringe when I think of that hit…

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