Colt McCoy Named 49ers' Backup QB After Trade Rumors
After Sunday night's 34-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Jim Harbaugh announced his decision regarding McCoy.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the Niners are actively shopping him:
Not a surprise: #49ers are making calls & trying to trade QB Colt McCoy. If no takers, a release is likely. They just signed Seneca Wallace— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2013
Sounds like its not just #49ers calling around on Colt McCoy. They've gotten more calls on it. Dry backup QB market gives him value— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2013
More info on Colt McCoy: Yesterday he re-did contract to lower base & can earn $ back when active. May be more likely now to stay/get traded— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2013
Per CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, McCoy would have earned $1.5 million if he had made the team but opted to renegotiate that figure, as Wallace, Tolzien and Daniels all represented a far softer cap hit for the Niners.
McCoy has struggled in the preseason, going just 17-of-28 for 185 passing yards, three interceptions and no touchdowns through three preseason contests. He's also been sacked once. Those aren't exactly staggering numbers and the recent addition of Wallace likely means McCoy hasn't impressed the coaching staff in practice, either.
It's not the type of strong impression McCoy would have hoped to make with the Niners, especially after three forgettable seasons with the Cleveland Browns that saw him lose his starting gig to Brandon Weeden a season ago.
For his career, the soon-to-be 27-year-old McCoy has played in 24 games across three seasons, throwing for 4,388 yards, 21 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and a 58.3 completion percentage.
With the Niners running a pistol offense behind the dynamic Kaepernick, the more athletic Wallace makes sense as a backup.
His voluntary pay cut may have only delayed the inevitable for Colt McCoy, who doesn't appear to have a future with the 49ers.
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