Originally posted by SteveYoung:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
i hope this is just an elaborate april fools joke that everyones in on. trading picks for a backup qb with a 2+ mill salary and one year left on his deal is stupid. they wont get a compensatory pick for him when he leaves because he wont start so this move makes absolutely no sense. its basically like trading a 5th for a 6th and drafting a 7th round qb who makes 2 mil.
Have fun with that 7th round rookie potentially having to start if needed. And could you please compile me a list of all those 7th round Qb's who are better than Colt McCoy? Some people in here. God.
Not having a capable backup is suicide. Colt McCoy will be a perfect #2 for our team. And he is getting paid $1.5m for the record.
Sounds like a poor man's Alex Smith, right down to the concussion
For a seventh round pick, this is a no brainer trade
McCoy was drafted in the third round as the 85th overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft. One reporter commented that McCoy was drafted later than expected because "he lacks NFL size..., has small hands and was injured in the last game of his career at Texas." In response to being chosen by Cleveland, McCoy said, "I can't wait to be a Cleveland Brown and that we're going to win a lot of games. Cleveland has a little orange in their jerseys just like UT. It's a perfect fit." On July 23, McCoy agreed to terms on a four-year, $5 million contract.
Pointing out that Cleveland already has three quarterbacks, Browns president Mike Holmgren said McCoy would likely not play his first season with the team in order to develop him as an NFL quarterback. However, because injuries to starting quarterback Jake Delhomme and back-up Seneca Wallace, McCoy made his first career start against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 6. McCoy completed 23 of 33 passes for 281 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the Browns' loss. He also scrambled four times for 22 yards. McCoy started the following week against the New Orleans Saints and contributed to the surprising victory over the defending Super Bowl champions 30-17 in New Orleans. On November 7, McCoy made his third consecutive start and led the Browns to another upset victory, this time against the New England Patriots 34-14. He then started again on November 14 against the New York Jets; however the Browns lost in overtime with McCoy throwing for 205 yards and a touchdown. McCoy injured his ankle in week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and missed the next three weeks before returning to start under center against the Cincinnati Bengals in week 15. McCoy threw for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions, but Cleveland lost. In each of the final two games against division rivals Baltimore and Pittsburgh, McCoy threw 3 interceptions as the Browns lost both games. McCoy finished the season with 6 touchdowns against 9 interceptions.
2011 After a long awaited pre-season after the agreements from the NFL lockout, and the release of Delhomme, McCoy became the starter for the Browns. In the home opener against the Bengals, McCoy threw 19 for 40 attempts throwing 213 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in 17-27 loss. The next two weeks, the Browns defeated the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins with McCoy throwing combined 41 of 71 attempts, 421 yards, and 3 touchdowns with 1 interception. Against the Tennessee Titans in week 5, Colt threw 1 touchdown and 1 interception in a 13-31 loss. After a bye week, McCoy and the Browns lost to the Oakland Raiders 17-24, McCoy threw for 215 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. After the loss to the Oakland Raiders the Browns played the Seattle Seahawks and won 6-3 as McCoy finished with 178 yards, no touchdowns, and 1 interception. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14, McCoy threw 2 interceptions and no touchdowns in a 3-14 loss where McCoy would also sustain a concussion. His father raised eyebrows when he questioned whether or not McCoy's team had properly evaluated him for the concussion prior to returning to the game. McCoy stated that he did not remember anything. James Harrison, the Steelers player responsible for the helmet-to-helmet hit on McCoy, was subsequently punished by being suspended for the Steelers' next game against the San Francisco 49ers.
2012 McCoy spent the 2012 season backing up Browns' rookie first round pick Brandon Weeden. Against the Denver Broncos, McCoy completed 9 out of his 17 pass attempts for 79 yards.
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