2012 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers to Trade for Colt McCoy?

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 08:  Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 8, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Well, we're one round in and the trade rumors are still swirling.

I'm not 100 percent sure what to make of this one, though.

Bill Huber of Packer Report/Scout.com is reporting that the Packers are looking to trade for Colt McCoy to back up Graham Harrell and Aaron Rodgers.

That's the first and last time those names will be in that order.

This reminds me in some ways of the Denver Broncos trading for Brady Quinn.

It just occurred to me that Quinn was also a Brown.

Indictment of the Cleveland Browns QB selection committee?

This would benefit both McCoy and the Packers in that the Packers would get a backup with starting experience (which Harrell lacks), while McCoy would definitely get a lot out of the Packers' famed 'QB Bootcamp.'


The Packers have the ammo and the Browns were looking to trade back into the first yesterday, but never found a taker. They might be interested in getting some more picks to make some further moves around the board today.

According to Huber's article, the Packers (and more importantly, McCarthy) came away impressed with McCoy. As they have no need to throw him to the wolves as Cleveland did, he might actually develop into a good quarterback.