No matter what else happens in his life, Colt McCoy will always be a fan favorite and a legend in the eyes of Texas Longhorns fans. While on the 40 Acres, he became the winningest quarterback in college football history (though it was short-lived) and shattered nearly every school quarterback record. He led the team to a Big 12 title and national championship appearance in which he sadly suffered an injury in the first quarter, forcing him to miss the rest of the game despite his protests to go back onto the field. It was heartbreaking to watch, but the way he handled it with such dignity and grace endeared him even more so in the eyes of not only Texas fans, but fans all over the country.
The Longhorn Nation watched as McCoy was drafted to the perennially-jinxed Cleveland Browns, cheered him on when he was named the starting quarterback for the team, and stood by him when he was later benched for rookie Brandon Weeden, despite Weeden’s lack of success.
Now, it appears that the former Longhorn could be traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
Yes, it would take a miracle or, Heaven forbid, a devastating injury for Colt to unseat rising star quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who just led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in his second season.
Nevertheless, there are worse things in life than to make a career as a second string quarterback in the NFL. In fact, most people would die for the chance to earn loads of money while playing a game they love. And who knows: McCoy could even have a chance to win a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers. Heaven knows that wasn’t going to happen with the Browns.
And call me crazy, but I bet living in San Francisco is substantially better than living in Cleveland.
Besides, playing for a coaching staff that has a history of developing quarterbacks, you never know what the future could hold.