‘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.