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The Browns have dealt QB Colt McCoy to the 49ers.

  • GEEK
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Originally posted by chico49erfan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
When you watch McCoy take off on that 60 yard TD run against Texas A&M, he sure looks a lot faster than a 4.79 40, his combine number. He just takes off and gets out of that pocket real quick.

Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by stunder49:
Can he play free safety?

nope but I hope we are not really going to pay the guy 1.5mil this season....is that true or not?

I would've rather got a vet for the league minimum or just relied on Tolzien and a rookie...instead of Tolzien and a McCoy.

I would rather that 1mill to help go for a Vet Safety like Woodson for this season. Every mill counts....I think we wasted money on Dhaul (even if it was mainly for SP) and McCoy.

Look at the going rate for backup QBs that signed this off-season:

Matt Moore - Resigned with Dolphins - 2 year/$8M ($4 mill avg per year)

Matt Hasselbeck - Signed with Colts - 2 year/$8M ($4 mill avg per year)

Tarvaris Jackson - Resigned with Bills - 1 year/$2.25M

Matt Cassell - Signed with Vikings - 2 year/$7.5M ($3.75 mill avg per year)

We got McCoy for pennies compared to the market rate for backup QBs. In addition, the 49ers can easily convert that base salary into a signing bonus by extending McCoy for a couple of years - reducing the cap burden.

I'd say the common denominator of those teams (except Colts) is that their Starting QB sucks so they want the insurance. I'd never shell out that kinda coin for a backup on a bad team

Isn't a backup always insurance though - no matter the team?? Colt McCoy is not a bad QB. He has the ability to win games. I think we got a decent QB for a great price.

I think his point is that those players are going to compete with the incumbent QB on the roster rather than knowingly come in as purely a backup - hence the size of their contracts.

But I agree with you that we got a decent QB for a great price. Frankly, I think McCoy has a higher ceiling with Harbaugh than any of the QBs I listed at their current stage of the respective careers.
Originally posted by danimal:
best qb name EVER

We just need a Hatfield and we are all set.
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by chico49erfan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
When you watch McCoy take off on that 60 yard TD run against Texas A&M, he sure looks a lot faster than a 4.79 40, his combine number. He just takes off and gets out of that pocket real quick.

Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by stunder49:
Can he play free safety?

nope but I hope we are not really going to pay the guy 1.5mil this season....is that true or not?

I would've rather got a vet for the league minimum or just relied on Tolzien and a rookie...instead of Tolzien and a McCoy.

I would rather that 1mill to help go for a Vet Safety like Woodson for this season. Every mill counts....I think we wasted money on Dhaul (even if it was mainly for SP) and McCoy.

Look at the going rate for backup QBs that signed this off-season:

Matt Moore - Resigned with Dolphins - 2 year/$8M ($4 mill avg per year)

Matt Hasselbeck - Signed with Colts - 2 year/$8M ($4 mill avg per year)

Tarvaris Jackson - Resigned with Bills - 1 year/$2.25M

Matt Cassell - Signed with Vikings - 2 year/$7.5M ($3.75 mill avg per year)

We got McCoy for pennies compared to the market rate for backup QBs. In addition, the 49ers can easily convert that base salary into a signing bonus by extending McCoy for a couple of years - reducing the cap burden.

I'd say the common denominator of those teams (except Colts) is that their Starting QB sucks so they want the insurance. I'd never shell out that kinda coin for a backup on a bad team

Isn't a backup always insurance though - no matter the team?? Colt McCoy is not a bad QB. He has the ability to win games. I think we got a decent QB for a great price.

I think his point is that those players are going to compete with the incumbent QB on the roster rather than knowingly come in as purely a backup - hence the size of their contracts.

But I agree with you that we got a decent QB for a great price. Frankly, I think McCoy has a higher ceiling with Harbaugh than any of the QBs I listed at their current stage of the respective careers.

You see the Browns history of developing QBs in their second reincarnation? Let's see if Harbaugh develops him properly.
  • VDSF
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San Francisco 49ers @49ers The #49ers have officially acquired QB @ColtMcCoy and a draft pick in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

San Francisco 49ers ‏@49ers #49ers GM Trent Baalke on @ColtMcCoy: "He is a young, competitive player who we are looking forward to working with."
[ Edited by VDSF on Apr 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM ]
Originally posted by VDSF:
San Francisco 49ers @49ers The #49ers have officially acquired QB @ColtMcCoy and a draft pick in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

San Francisco 49ers ‏@49ers #49ers GM Trent Baalke on @ColtMcCoy: "He is a young, competitive player who we are looking forward to working with."

good job
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
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.

you should read the article again, its 2+ mil. i dont think its terrible but were looking forward at tough times trying to keep our guys, we should of just left tolzien at 2 and drafted a rookie. we have to cut salary any place we can and this wasted picks on top of that

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Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by danimal:
best qb name EVER

We just need a Hatfield and we are all set.

No, then they will never get along.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by danimal:
best qb name EVER

We just need a Hatfield and we are all set.

No, then they will never get along.

Divided lockerroom.
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Interesting change up from Kaep. He's played West Coast and knows how to win games. Can't help but think he will be used as trade bait at some point but the FO know their stuff now. The time for second or third guessing is over.
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Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by VDSF:
San Francisco 49ers @49ers The #49ers have officially acquired QB @ColtMcCoy and a draft pick in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

San Francisco 49ers ‏@49ers #49ers GM Trent Baalke on @ColtMcCoy: "He is a young, competitive player who we are looking forward to working with."

good job
agree. good signing. draft a rookie in the 7th or get a undrafted free agent and let em duke it out.
We stole him

Tolzin won't beat out colt.
dont like him very much...but its still better than drafting a rookie with our 5th-rounder which was traded away along with the 7th
Wasn't April Fools yesterday?
McCoy had nine career punts in college.

Therefore, he's replacing Andy Lee.
Has anyone else seen the Cleveland Browns show that NFL Network has been playing recently? He and our new K Phil Dawson are very close.