Colt McCoy Rumor. The Browns signed quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday and with Brandon Weeden taking over as the starter last season, McCoy is now expendable. Once thought to be the starting quarterback of the future, McCoy could be traded for a late round pick or released if Cleveland is unable to find a trade partner. Cleveland does not plan to release McCoy, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, but the source did not rule out a trade.
Cleveland selected McCoy in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He served as Weeden’s backup last season, but with new head coach Rob Chudzinski taking over, there is some question as to whether McCoy would fit in Chudzinski’s downfield passing offense. According to Dawgs By Nature, McCoy has a 2013 base salary of $2.51 million, but he will be owed just $187,750 if released.
Perhaps McCoy will remain on the Browns’ roster through the draft, but we’d be very surprised if he was on the team come minicamp season. He’s the latest Browns “quarterback of the future” to fail to stick since the franchise re-boot in 1999, following Tim Couch, Kelly Holcomb, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn.
The impending move is disappointing for so many in the Browns community, with Around The League’s very own Marc Sessler ranking high on the sad scale. Sessler named his second son “Colton.”
League sources confirm Sessler’s first son was not named “Bernie.” Colton is not available in a trade.