According to Jason La Confora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade backup QB Colt McCoy to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a late round 2013 draft pick. McCoy will fill the void the 49ers have at the backup quarterback spot. He’s in no way being brought in to compete for the starting job.
Drafted in 2010, Colt McCoy has been a big disappointment for the Cleveland Browns. He was drafted 85th overall with the idea that he would be groomed into the consistent quarterback the Browns desperately needed. McCoy would go on to start throughout most of the 2011 season, but he never really impressed. As a result, the Browns decided to draft Brandon Weeden in the first round in the 2012 NFL Draft and move forward with Weeden in the starting role.
Since that decision, McCoy has reportedly been shopped around by the Browns for quite sometime. At a time, it appeared the Packers would trade for the QB, but the deal fell through.
Things got even worse for McCoy a couple of weeks ago when the Browns signed QB Jason Campbell to a two-year deal. This move made McCoy the third QB on the depth chart, something McCoy wasn’t happy with at all. And since McCoy is scheduled to make $1.5 million in 2013, there was no need for the Browns to keep him at that price
So what exactly are the 49ers getting with Colt McCoy? Well, in three seasons in the NFL, McCoy is 6-15 as a starting quarterback, and has thrown for 21 touchdowns, 20 interceptions for 4,388 yards and has a career 74.8 quarterback rating.
Nothing there really stands out at you, but he’s still one of the best back up quarterbacks in the league and the 49ers will be glad to bring him in as a backup after the Alex Smith trade.
**UPDATE** Trade Details: Browns send: Colt McCoy and a 6th round pick. 49ers send: 5th and 7th round pick