REPORT: Browns Will Look Into Trading Colt McCoy


ESPN is reporting that the Browns will meet this weekend to determine whether or not to attempt to trade Colt McCoy, after nabbing record-breaking Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

If the Broncos factored in Tim Tebow’s feelings when they traded him and a 7th-round pick for a 4th-round pick and a 6th-round pick, then resolute, nice-guy leader Colt McCoy may get the same courtesy.

The Chiefs and probably Bills are looking for a guy to compete for the starting job. I don’t know if they view McCoy as any better than ex-Cleveland QB Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi, or Tyler Thigpen.

The Raiders, Broncos, Steelers (Leftwich, past-his-prime Batch, and Troy Smith?), Chargers, Cowboys, Titans, and probably even the Packers, Eagles, Texans, Lions and Ravens are looking for a long-term #2 (Hasselbeck will retire most likely after this season, after Locker takes the starting job).

I think the Cardinals will sooner cut Kolb after this season if he has issues, rather than have him back-up Skelton. These days, the back-up needs to be good enough to play. If Skelton’s good enough, I see him as the starter. If not, he should be gone, too. It’s obviously not always easy to designate quarterbacks with such empiricism.

It seems maybe the best place for McCoy could be Tebow’s former team: the Denver Broncos. McCoy was the 2010 Manning Award winner for his final season in college, and he has taught at the Manning Passing Camp in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. The Broncos’ current back-ups are Caleb Hanie and Adam Weber, who have zero combined career wins.

Browns fans may not want to see Colt McCoy leave, but they should be excited to get one of the top 3 QB’s in college football from last year (who defeated Luck, RGIII, Tannehill and Foles head-to-head) from the highest-scoring offense among AQ BCS schools, and the running back widely-considered to be the best since Adrian Peterson: Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson.

There is LOTS of reaction and analysis on draft day over at Browns Gab. If you are a fan on this historic draft weekend, scope it there.

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