Monday, June 18, 2012
Is there a market for the Browns' McCoy?
By Jamison Hensley
The Cleveland Browns are shopping quarterback Colt McCoy and are looking for "minimal compensation," sources told NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.
It's obvious that the Browns weren't impressed by McCoy last season. They attempted to trade up for Robert Griffin III in this year's draft and ended up taking Brandon Weeden in the first round.
Now, the question is: Will there be any takers for a sixth- or seventh-round pick? The team that makes the most sense to me is the Green Bay Packers. Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman are currently behind Aaron Rodgers, which is why the Packers ranked last in ESPN.com's backup quarterback confidence chart. Other possibilities are the St. Louis Rams and Denver Broncos (McCoy could follow the same path as Brady Quinn).
McCoy's family wouldn't be surprised if he was traded from the Browns. In fact, McCoy's brother thought it happened Saturday. Reacting to a fake tweet that Colt McCoy had been traded to the Eagles, Case McCoy tweeted (and later removed): "Good luck Brandon [Weeden]! Fan of you, but my brother's pulling the lucky straw on this one! Cleveland is only going downhill!"
After realizing that his brother hadn't been traded, Case McCoy posted on Twitter: "Fake ESPN accounts are nuts...Got me fired up over nothing! Still kinda meant what I said."
The Browns currently have Weeden, McCoy and Seneca Wallace at quarterback. Most assume the Browns won't carry all three into the regular season. Now it looks like there is a chance only two will be on the roster when Cleveland opens training camp in late July.