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August 24, 2012; Cleveland, OH USA: Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) throws a pass during the third quarter in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Former Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy Traded To 49ers


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.

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  • loverpoint

    I thought it was great that the 49ers had brought on Tolzien after he beat SF in preseason and then was cut by San DIego. But I thought that Josh Johnson outplayed Tolzien in 2012 preseason. If McCoy does well in the 2013 preseason then this will probably be Tolziens last year on the 49ers

    • Ryan Sakamoto

      Sadly, I would have to agree.

  • FedUpWithEuroWhingers

    Like this move. McCoy will be an asset. Hang on to Tolzien, he’s a sleeper for the future. (See Montana, Young, Bono).

    • Ryan Sakamoto

      I agree, we now have three quality quarterbacks.