Today the San Francisco 49ers announced they have traded their 2013 fifth and seventh-round draft choice in exchange for backup QB Colt McCoy and a 2013 sixth-round draft choice. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback has been on the trading block for months now, but no team was willing to bite on the Browns asking price. With the 49ers having 14 picks at their disposal, they opted to trade for the former third-round draft pick.
McCoy broke into the league with the Browns in 2010 as a third-round draft pick (85th) after being named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year for the Texas Longhorns. McCoy not known for his mobility was drafted later than expected but still latched on with the dog pound. It will be interesting to see how 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, utilizes his skill-set as he is no better than a pure pocket passer.
With the 49ers now possessing three quarterbacks in QB Colin Kaepernick, QB Scott Tolzien, and now McCoy, it will be interesting to see a much anticipated camp battle between Tolzien and McCoy, as Harbaugh just bred more competition at the quarterback position.
Look for the 49ers to make more moves as the draft approaches, as they still have 13 picks to work with.