Jason LaCanfora reports that the Browns have traded former third-round draft pick Colt McCoy to the San Francisco 49ers.
So there’s the other shoe to drop after the signing of Jason Campbell. The Cleveland Browns have seemingly simplified one potential angle on a quarterback controversy by trading the oft-popular QB from Texas who bemoaned the lack of opportunity to compete last pre-season.
The San Francisco 49ers came into this draft season with a ton of picks–as many as 13 at one point. Details of the Browns’ compensation for McCoy aren’t available yet, but Twitter rumors indicate it might be a sixth rounder. With McCoy’s somewhat modest salary of $2.325 million for 2013 he becomes a pretty economical backup to replace the recently-traded Alex Smith.
Prior to the trade the San Francisco 49ers had:
– One 1st rounder
– Two 2nds
– Two 3rds
– Two 4ths
– Two 5ths
– One 6th
– Four 7th rounders in the 2013 draft.
The leader in the clubhouse in the jokes department is easily Zac Jackson, by the way…