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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.

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35 Responses to “Colt McCoy was a bargain, too”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Apr 5, 2014 8:18 PM

    The vikings back up qb>ur back qb.SKOL

  2. bassplucker says: Apr 5, 2014 8:20 PM

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

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 5, 2014 8:22 PM

    No surprise here. Everyone who wants a Superbowl, wants to play for the Washington Redskins. #WelcometoExcellence

  4. thefootballgodssay says: Apr 5, 2014 8:22 PM

    lol not

  5. iamthegreatcornflorio says: Apr 5, 2014 8:23 PM

    But, but, but, Coach Brown said I was the best QB in the country….

  6. thealmightybigblue says: Apr 5, 2014 8:25 PM

    That will translate to…5-11.#deadskins#deadlast.

  7. claimersays says: Apr 5, 2014 8:30 PM

    thevikesarebest says:
    Apr 5, 2014 8:18 PM
    The vikings back up qb>ur back qb.SKOL

     Lol, The Redskins THIRD string QB> than your STARTER!

  8. fdugrad says: Apr 5, 2014 8:30 PM

    A bargain…exactly what LEVERAGE did Colt possess in this negotiation?

  9. drfeelyouup says: Apr 5, 2014 8:34 PM

    McCoy should be paying the Redskins to play. That boy stanks.

  10. revren10 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:35 PM

    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

  11. notthetroll says: Apr 5, 2014 8:43 PM

    camp arm doubt he makes the team

  12. wishingtonredslur says: Apr 5, 2014 8:46 PM

    Finally got a winner to back up Cousins.

  13. ravens2xworldchamps says: Apr 5, 2014 8:47 PM

    Redskins crumble in the shadow of the Great Baltimore Ravens.

  14. fundamentals425 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:49 PM

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

  15. redandgoldhitman52 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:59 PM

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

  16. logicalvoicesinmyhead says: Apr 5, 2014 9:08 PM

    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?

  17. greymares says: Apr 5, 2014 9:16 PM

    Why would the Ratskins trade teir best QB ?

  18. vegaskid21 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:21 PM

    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.

  19. evansvc says: Apr 5, 2014 9:31 PM

    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….

  20. zo121179 says: Apr 5, 2014 9:36 PM

    Veteran QB McCoy. This made me chuckle a little…

  21. fair2bfare says: Apr 5, 2014 9:57 PM

    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?

  22. ryann252013 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:03 PM

    Plenty of people were gonna break the bank for Colt McCo-HAHAHA

  23. thetooloftools says: Apr 5, 2014 10:16 PM

    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.

  24. sportsfan18 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:36 PM

    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…

  25. 49erfan44 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:39 PM

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

  26. hugeredskinsfan says: Apr 5, 2014 11:01 PM

    I’m no Colt McCoy fan, but for that price, why not?

    He’s better than Colt Brennan…

  27. wabbitslayer says: Apr 6, 2014 8:05 AM

    Skins are crazy if they don’t carry keep 3QBs on the active roster.

  28. dukeearl says: Apr 6, 2014 9:43 AM

    Interesting thing would be to see Kaep with the Seahawk o-line from last season…

  29. geefan1 says: Apr 6, 2014 10:01 AM

    If you’re paying McCoy more than $3.50 an hour, it’s no bargain. The dude can’t play.

  30. flandersucks says: Apr 6, 2014 10:51 PM

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

  31. alex087 says: Apr 6, 2014 11:54 PM

    Johnny Manziel’s future. Manziel is just McCoy 2.0

  32. omeimontis says: Apr 7, 2014 12:03 AM

    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.

  33. blkwlfmoon25 says: Apr 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    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.

  34. blkwlfmoon25 says: Apr 7, 2014 1:54 PM

    Note: By Texas boy I mean they both played Texas HS and college football. Good combo of experience for two QB’s….

  35. bubba9er says: Apr 9, 2014 3:39 PM

    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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