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Re: 2013 NFL Free Agent Tracker
Colt McCoy traded to the 49ers.
e knew that Colt McCoy did not have a future with the Cleveland Browns. We just didn't know whether the Browns could find a team willing to give up something for him.
It appears the San Francisco 49ers have given us an answer.
The Browns traded McCoy to the 49ers on Monday in exchange for a late-round draft pick, according to multiple reports. The 49ers have a lot of extra draft picks this year, and we would be surprised if they gave up anything but a late-round selection for McCoy (it might even be a conditional pick).
McCoy immediately steps in as the favorite to backup Colin Kaepernick in 2013, although he'll have to compete with incumbent Scott Tolzien. The news comes on the same day that the Seattle Seahawks dealt quarterback Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders, with Carson Palmer expected to be shipped off to the Arizona Cardinals soon.
In McCoy, the 49ers gets a young backup with 21 games of starting experience. The Texas product looked promising as a rookie, averaging 7.1 yards-per-attempt. In theory, he has the mobility to run whatever coach Jim Harbaugh wants in case of emergency.
McCoy certainly landed in the right spot to rehabilitate his career. Former Niners quarterback Alex Smith would agree.
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