Colt McCoy, who became expendable when Cleveland signed veteran free agent Jason Campbell last week, was traded Monday to the San Francisco 49ers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have signed Jason Campbell to challenge Brandon Weeden for the starting quarterback spot in 2013, but what does that mean for Colt McCoy?
Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reports that a league source told the paper that the Browns expect to trade or release the quarterback soon. This comes as no surprise to anybody. McCoy does not fit in Norv Turner's vertical passing game system.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network later tweeted that the Browns do not have any plans to release McCoy at this time and do not rule out the possibility of a trade; however a trade would be unlikely at this point. There are not many teams that will release a late-round draft pick on a quarterback who his limited to the system he would fit it.
NFL teams would rather wait for the Browns to release McCoy and sign him at that point. McCoy was drafted by the Browns in 2010 and signed a four year $4.96 million contract with just over one million of that guaranteed. McCoy is scheduled to make $2.325 million this season.
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The Cleveland Browns have signed Jason Campbell to challenge Brandon Weeden for the starting quarterback spot in 2013, but what does that mean for Colt McCoy?