NFL News: Colt McCoy trade details

Here is the official release from the Browns regarding QB Colt McCoy-

“The Cleveland Browns today acquired two undisclosed 2013 draft choices from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for quarterback Colt McCoy and an undisclosed 2013 pick. The Browns now own seven picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, which will be held April 25-27.

McCoy was a third-round pick by the Browns in 2010 and started 21 of his 24 career games. He completed 409 of 702 career passes for 4,388 yards with 21 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He registered a 6-15 record as a starter.”

Those undisclosed picks were quickly disseminated

“The Browns sent the 25-year-old quarterback along with a sixth-round draft pick to the Niners for a fifth- and seventh-round selections, The Plain Dealer confirmed this afternoon.”

So the Browns sent McCoy and their sixth round pick (173 overall) to San Fransisco for a fifth round pick (either #157 or #164 overall) and a seventh round pick (227 overall).

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  • Big Z

    I always chuckle a little when someone references Colt’s garbage time stats. Hopefully this is the last time we’ll ever see them!

  • Strohlevsky

    Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.

    No, really, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.

    Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.

  • BuckeyeDawg

    Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy.

    Is there a huge difference here? I would say Campbell > McCoy, but that’s just me.

  • Do you mean and a 2014 pick as well??

  • mgbode

    I wish Colt the best, I really do. He is a good backup to have in the NFL IMO. that said, not a guy I wanted starting for us anytime. Not sure Weeden is the guy either, but at least now we can move on.

  • I know a lot of fans are like me in thinking they should have given us a second rounder and Kaepernick as well. I mean that’s a totally rational expectation for a former 3rd rounder and Browns backup/3rd stringer right?

  • Kenny_Chill

    Yep. It’s hard to believe people make millions of dollars to make decisions like this.

  • TobaccoRoad

    This move was long overdue. To all the Colt apologists, I wanted nothing more than for Colt McCoy (or anyone else, for that matter) to be the QB to lead us to multiple playoff wins and SB appearances. It just wasn’t in the cards. I wish him the best, think he’s a really solid NFL backup QB, but not a starter. Best of luck, Colt.

  • Cooley Ford

    I hope Brad McCoy enjoys the land of fruits and nuts (copyrighted by Joe Tait, naturally).

  • Natedawg86

    Brad will say he should have a chance to compete for starting QB there.

  • Natedawg86

    “So the Browns sent McCoy and their sixth round pick (173 overall) to San Fransisco for a fifth round pick (either #157 or #164 overall) and a seventh round pick (227 overall).”
    Is it just me or does it seem like we got the raw end of this deal? We traded Colt and a sixth rd pick to move up either 9 or 16 slots? haha wow

  • Vindictive_Pat

    You’re missing that we got a 7th round pick as well… personally, I didn’t think anyone would give up anything for him so I’m pleased!

  • MrCleaveland

    On the other hand (arm), at least we’re not the Oakland Raiders. Man, what a train wreck that organization is.

  • Big Z

    Yes. McCoy doesn’t have the army to operate the Browns’ new offense, or any offense for that matter.

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  • Vindictive_Pat

    Fantastic move. I love every part of it, especially the part where our new vertical passing offense will never be operated by Colt McCoy. Great guy, solid leader, not the right fit for this kind of offense and believe me when I say that no team out there had a better offer on the table.

  • RGB

    Thad Lewis, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden. 😀

  • RGB

    So, in essence we traded #173 for #157 or #164, and McCoy for #227. I want to play poker with Mr. Lombardi…

  • RGB

    That 7th round pick is our future tight end. Book it!

  • MallaLubba

    These trade details confuse me. I can’t figure out the math.

  • RGB

    Lombardi Math 101: Take a little crap, turn it into a lot of crap, then turn that crap into some marginally better crap.
    Here endeth the lesson.

  • eldaveablo

    Totally agree. Everyone knew Colt was going to be traded or released (Browns get nothing in return). It’s good they got anything at all for him.

  • architrance

    Who cares? It’s baseball season.

  • Compass90

    Colt McCoy will be wearing a Super Bowl while the Browns are still trying to crawl out of the basement of the AFC North. Can I get a job with the Browns? I’m intelligent, well educated and I’m not insane. Wait a minute, I just wouldn’t fit in the Browns organization. Maybe I should move to San Franciso too. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist the temptation to take another shot at the Cleveland Clowns!

  • lando

    Campbell is not that guy either.