After almost two seasons worth of trade rumors surrounding Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, the team finally dealt him on Monday. The San Francisco 49ers came calling, as they have a need for a backup quarterback to rising star, Colin Kaepernick. After the Browns picked up veteran Jason Campbell to battle Brandon Weeden for the starting gig in Cleveland, the Browns' new ownership decided to part ways with McCoy, as he was a sign of the previous regime.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the deal was an odd one, sending McCoy and a 2013 sixth-round pick to the 49ers in exchange for their 2013 fifth and seventh-round selections. Before the trade, the 49ers had 14 picks in this year's draft, so giving up some late picks likely won't affect a team that made it to the Super Bowl last year. Given the plethora of other picks that the 49ers have, they'll likely try and package some more to move up and around the various rounds of the draft.
McCoy played in 24 games over three seasons in Cleveland after being drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft under Mike Holmgren's regime. After they put him in as a rookie in 2010, McCoy saw his most extensive action as a starter in 2011 with 13 games played. That season he threw for 2,733 yards, 14 touchdowns against 11 interceptions--all to the tune of a 74.6 rating. He seems to be a good fit in the 49ers offense, given their blend of the West Coast Offense and the Read Option. His mobility is likely a quality that Jim Harbaugh liked in their new backup quarterback.