NFL  > General NFL  > Where will Colt McCoy end up?
April 27, 2012, 05:07 PM
Apparently the Browns are looking to deal Colt McCoy now. Where's he going to end up?

I don't know for sure, but I think Green Bay would be wise to capitalize on this opportunity. I don't see any downside to the Packers, Browns, or Colt. Look at the facts:

- Green Bay's current backup is Graham Harrell. If Aaron Rodgers does down, I trust Colt to take them deeper than Graham.

- Green Bay is not in the same conference as the Browns.

- Green Bay has a coaching staff that is proven to be able to groom quarterbacks. They have an elite starter, so they could afford to develop Colt McCoy, and improve his arm strength.

- Green Bay runs a West Coast offense, which suits Colt's skill set perfectly.

- Basically every team in the NFL has their starter at this point, so Colt can only hope to be a backup on a good team at this point, even if just for the next season.

Who loses in this situation? The Packers get a better backup. The Browns are shipping him basically a world away - the Browns and Packers don't even play each other this season. Colt McCoy walks into the best situation he could hope for.

I see no downside for any party.
April 27, 2012  05:20 PM ET

Poor Colt. I think he's one of "those" QB's that got drafted into the wrong situation and needs to get out...

April 27, 2012  05:29 PM ET
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Poor Colt. I think he's one of "those" QB's that got drafted into the wrong situation and needs to get out...

I agree, Colt just has to go to a team that will surround him with enough talent to be successful. The Browns are a very bad team and face a big rebuilding program.

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April 28, 2012  04:43 PM ET

I still think he will be a good qb. Not his fault he played for 2 coaches in 2 years. One of which was a complete dumb ****, not to mention he had no help around him. Put him somewhere else and he will be fine.

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April 28, 2012  07:45 PM ET
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TH,We're on the same page, I have no idea 'why' They're so down on Colt,and agree with yer opinion on a below average OLmen trying too give him that x-tra second too find and throw.This has too be an owner/GM decision.Hell! trade him too us! we'll take him!

Hey EZ. Anyone who thinks McCoy was the problem was not paying attention to what the Browns were giving him to work with. I saw plenty of Texas games he won. The guy can play and he can throw. He hasn't gotten a fair chance with that sorry franchise. When he got drafted by the Browns my entire reaction was noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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April 28, 2012  07:59 PM ET
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I have Browns Friends i don't want too insult,but by passing up Blackmon? and then took another QB? Makes no sense too me.

Only makes sense if they are going to shop McCoy and if I were him I'd be saying the sooner the better.

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April 28, 2012  09:34 PM ET

Pretty stoopid to leave DeCastro, Fleener, Reuben Randle, Riley Reiff, Courtney Upshaw and Donta Hightower on the board in order to take a 28 year old pocket passer with no mobility. I'm a Big12 fan and I'm very familiar with Weeden. He had a great O line and a stud named Justin Blackmon to throw to. He gets none of that in Cleveland.

Here's hoping Colt can be dealt to a team with a plan.

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April 29, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Colt McCoy has to stay healthy first. Hasn't he been injured both years?

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April 29, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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What about McCoy's arm strength? That has been an issue since he got to the NFL. Instead of just insulting the Browns organization why don't you be a little more honest about McCoy limitations as a starter in the NFL? And you mention all the games he won in college, who cares?? Plenty of great college QB's are not good pros.

sure, i'll give the benefit of the doubt to an organization that has never been to the super bowl and hasn't been to the playoffs in years.

April 29, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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What about McCoy's arm strength? That has been an issue since he got to the NFL. Instead of just insulting the Browns organization why don't you be a little more honest about McCoy limitations as a starter in the NFL? And you mention all the games he won in college, who cares?? Plenty of great college QB's are not good pros.

and btw that was the same knock about Brady. He had a team around him and worked on his arm strength. Seems to have turned out pretty well. McCoy can do the same with his arm. The guy is not a tool like Jeff George or Ryan Leaf.

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