McCoy deal essentially for a seventh

Getty Images

In case you were wondering how eager the Browns were to get rid of Colt McCoy to keep from paying their third-stringer $1.5 million (as Florio pointed out earlier), here’s your answer.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers obtained McCoy and the Browns sixth-round pick in exchange for their fifth- and seventh-round picks, which Florio has also confirmed.

So that’s the 164th overall pick and the 237th in exchange for the 173rd and a warm body, so they moved down nine spots and threw in a seventh to get a guy to back up Colin Kaepernick.

That leaves the 49ers with a paltry 13 draft picks to use this year.

25 responses to “McCoy deal essentially for a seventh

  1. Let the qb competition begin! Coaches want to make sure kaep isn’t a 1yr wonder.

  2. Good Luck Colt, If you get your chance at least you will have receivers that can run a route and catch the ball, a solid running game for support and an OC who calls plays from this century. Not a shot at the new regime, but between Mangenius and Shurmer, this kid was never in a situation to succeed.

  3. Harbaugh is creating competition for the back up QB spot. Colt is still going to have to compete with Tolzien and who ever else they bring in for a backup spot, and at 1.5 million, he’s going to have to clearly beat them. Not that 1.5 million is a lot too pay a back up QB, but it will be 3 times as much as the guys he’s competing with. I believe he will earn the spot.

  4. Damn, wish the Vikings would have made this deal. Colt is smart, athletic, accurate, average arm, so basically Ponder but durable. That hit from Harrison would have retired Crystal Ponder. 9ers got a deal, a 7th rd QB probably wouldn’t make the team anyway.

  5. Good kid, but no arm. His deep passes float. Only throws to one half the field. Take away the inside routes and can’t hit outside at all. Checks down constantly. No presence in the pocket. Too small. And, please, no more Brees comparisons of what he could be.

    Yes, the Browns have sucked when he was there (as they always have since their return in 99). He had no receivers and not much of a running game. But, if you watched him live in the stadium more than once, you came away with few good things to say about him.

    I’m willing to bet Jason Campbell starts by the end of the season, if not sooner. By no means is he anything special, but he’s reasonably competent and that’s more than anything the Browns have had at QB for years. Probably another loooonnnnggg year for us suffering Browns fans.

  6. Smart move. To get a experienced guy to back up Kaepernick and his skill sets is similar to Alex and I believe harbaugh can turn him around. Hopefully, he holding the clip board and helping kaep but I feel like this guy can come in and win if need.

  7. Colt McCoy is awful and nothing more than a journeyman qb if he was any good or worth more he would have netted more than basically a 7th round pick.

  8. They traded McCoy for a 7th round pick because they couldn’t get a thing for Weeden. Look for Lombardozzi and Banner-banner-bo-banner to shuck Weeden in favor of Campbell…or for a QB to be drafted.

  9. I actually really like this move … give harbaugh aka the quarterback whisperer some time with him and he’ll tap into that potential that the browns could never do with him. Two years from now he’ll be seen as a serviceable qb and baalke will turn into a another second round pick

  10. Hey 49er fans………I’m very happy about the beat-down your team gave the Packers………Check out the Packer fans on any Viking thread, the uniform one for instance, and see the arrogance for yourself……. Feel free to go on their threads, and give them some of their own medicine….. I hope you don’t need Colt!

  11. This was done as much to stop Seattle from getting him as acquiring themselves. It would not surprise me if the Niners cut him after Seattle invests elsewhere.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!