Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy Now on the Trade Block?

August 6, 2012 – 9:04 pm by Ryan Phillips

‘The Cleveland Browns announced that 28-year-old rookie Brandon Weeden would be their starting quarterback when the regular season rolls around this fall. That means returning starter Colt McCoy is out of a job, and now it appears he’ll also be unlikely to hang on to a roster spot.

The Browns seem willing to trade McCoy now and they’ll probably start shopping him around the league soon.

McCoy has yet to publicly request a trade but he wasn’t happy with the way the Browns went about naming Weeden the starter. The Texas product claims there wasn’t much of a competition for the starting spot and that he never worked with the first team.

He also claimed the team has not guaranteed him the backup job, and with Seneca Wallace already on the roster, I doubt he will be.

The trade market for McCoy hasn’t been hot and that isn’t surprising. At 6’1″ and 215 pounds he’s undersized and doesn’t have much arm strength. Over the past two seasons he has played in 21 games. In that time he has completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 4,309 yards, with 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. His quarterback rating of 74.5 has been awful.

Yes, McCoy’s receivers had an appalling amount of drops last season, but he didn’t help himself much either.

The Green Bay Packers have been listed as a potential destination for McCoy but don’t expect them to surrender much to get him. A late-round draft pick is likely all they would be willing to give up.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy Now on the Trade Block?”

  2. he is young and talented with great upside and his paroll is lower then most second or first string qb’s. i say no trade beause after qb weeden he is the future of our team and has great upside. a team for me would have to offer atleast a second or third rounder for me to even take the phone call.

    By kevin on Aug 7, 2012

  3. The news comes at no surprise. Management will never admit a mistake. Behind a good line, you can have a average quarterback. Behind that line last year, no one would look good. If you were knocked down as much as Colt was, how would you perform?

    By marty stys on Aug 7, 2012

  4. To the Browns “organization”???

    Colt McCoy is a gamer without question, but football is probably the ultimate in a “team” sport. At the NFL level the athletes are highly accomplished and almost anyone is capable of turning a game around on any single play. But in McCoy the Browns have a proven athlete and with any kind of supporting cast around him he is entirely capable of being not just a good QB, but an elite QB in the NFL.
    The “arm strength” issue is in fact a non-issue. No less than one of the very best to ever play that position, Joe Montana, has said exactly that. This aint Punt, Pass and Kick and Tom Brady, Drew Brees and the other top rated QBs in the NFL would look similar to Colt with the pitifully nauseous supporting offense he’s had around him with the Browns.
    Trade him at serious risk, because it’s pre-ordained that as immobile as Brandon Weedon is and a repeat of the lack of any kind of offensive talent like Colt has had to “survive” with and Seneca Wallace’s NFL IQ of 10 and the Brown’s will be looking at another 3-13 season. Winning NFL football starts with a competitive defense and offense. Cleveland has neither. Winning starts with a dominant offensive line and there’s no such animal in Cleveland. Keep and play Colt and draft some help. Brandon Weedon will be hurt all season long and arm strength, etc will do little good if he can’t stand up.

    By Alamo36 on Aug 10, 2012

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