At some point this season, Colt McCoy will be traded.
The writing was on the wall as soon as the Cleveland Browns selected former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The only lingering question is which team will reach out to acquire McCoy’s services?
Although the potential landing spots are limited, one no-brainer of an option is the Green Bay Packers.
Now if you know anything about football, than you most likely know that the Packers have one heck of starting quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. The guy is a perennial MVP candidate who has single-handedly elevated the Packers to the top of the NFL hierarchy.
What the Packers don’t have is a quality backup to serve as an emergency plan if Rodgers goes down with an injury.
Their roster currently boasts the backup quarterbacking talents (or lack thereof) of third-year Graham Harrell and rookie B.J. Coleman. To put this in perspective: the Packers have a total of zero NFL regular season snaps backing up Green Bay’s pride and joy. Harrell was once cut by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and Coleman was a seventh-round pick out of small-school Chattanooga. Promising, right?
Considering that the Browns aren’t expecting much in return for McCoy, it wouldn’t be too hard for the Packers to make a trade for the former third-round pick. At most, they’d be parting with a late-round draft choice. That doesn’t seem like too steep a price to pay for a quality backup quarterback, especially with Harrell and Coleman as their other options.
It’s still to be seen whether or not the Packers take this route, but if neither Harrell nor Coleman can impress coaches during training camp/preseason, McCoy will become an enticing possibility.
McCoy needs to hit the reset button on his NFL career, and Green Bay could be a good starting point.