3 Teams That Should Trade for Colt McCoy
After playing in 21 games with limited success, there's no telling what the market will be for Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, but pretty soon he may be forced to find out.
According to a report on ESPNCleveland.com by Tony Grossi, the team is looking to trade their 2011 starter instead of releasing him.
Many teams are as content with their rosters as they should be heading into training camp, but a few teams should be considering swinging a deal for the 2010 third-round pick.
Green Bay Packers
Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers arguably pieced together the best statistical season by a quarterback in league history in 2011.
He was incredibly efficient all year leading Green Bay to a 15-1 record.
Now that capable backup Matt Flynn's home is Seattle, the Packers need an experienced second-stringer.
Graham Harrell currently sits as Rodgers backup, but the former Texas Tech standout hasn't thrown a pass in the NFL.
McCoy, a guy with a similar skill set to that of Flynn, could be slowly taught the intricacies of the Packers attack behind Rodgers and, in time, become a competent signal-caller.
Even in the short-term, McCoy would offer much more stability at the quarterback position than Harrell.
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans houses another unequivocally elite quarterback in Drew Brees. The problem is, Saints management can't come to an agreement with the signal-caller's camp on a long-term deal.
He's holding out and backup Chase Daniel fractured his finger during training camp. (h/t CBSSports.com)
If the Saints and Brees strike a multi-year deal or the quarterback decides to honor the franchise tag and play on a one-year contract in 2012, New Orleans will be fine at his position.
However, there's no telling how long Brees' holdout will last or how much Daniel would be able to contribute to the team at this juncture of his career.
McCoy would be a serviceable albeit unspectacular backup who could possibly serve as damage control early this season.
New York Giants
The Super Bowl champs have David Carr as their backup behind Eli Manning, but the former Fresno State quarterback hasn't thrown a pass since 2010.
At 32 years old, New York could be looking for a potential successor to the man backing up Peyton's brother.
McCoy hasn't necessarily been more successful than Carr was early in his career, but he certainly as more upside at this point.
The Browns aren't likely asking for an arm and a leg for McCoy, and the G-Men could use more depth at their QB spot behind Manning.