The first sign that Colt McCoy wouldn’t be a quality NFL quarterback was his inability to throw deep. The second, third, and ninth signs were also his inability to throw deep.

When the Browns spent a first-round pick on Brandon Weeden last year, McCoy’s departure was assumed to be imminent. That seemed like safe logic since teams don’t draft a 28-year-old quarterback with the intention of giving a noodle armed backup any shot during a QB competition, and at the time Seneca Wallace was more than sufficient to be Weeden’s backup.

Now Jason Campbell — who was signed by the Browns earlier this week — is even more sufficient behind Weeden, in turn making McCoy even more useless/redundant. That’s why we’re about to see the end of the McCoy era(?) in Cleveland soon, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, who reports that the former Heisman finalist will either be released soon, or traded for a late-round pick.

The latter scenario is unlikely on so many amusing levels. If there was any market whatsoever for McCoy, he would have been traded a year ago. He’ll be released, and it’ll happen soon.

He’s not a starter, but that doesn’t mean he’ll last long as he’s dropped into the always shallow sea of available quarterbacks in March and April. Any team in search of a viable backup quarterback who can be trusted with a spot start or two as the regular starter recovers from an injury will take a serious and long look. Starting experience is always valued in a backup, and McCoy has logged 21 starts over his three seasons.

And hey, who the hell knows. He’s still only 26, and maybe there’s a QB guru on a sideline somewhere who can take the aged and moldy lemons McCoy is offering, and turn them into savory lemonade.

No matter what happens, we’ll always have our song, Colt. Always.

Comments (3)

  1. wow…you must be a weeden-head.

    • Yes, didn’t you see the multiple sentences above in which I wrote “BRANDON WEEDEN IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME EVER”?

  2. i think igggy should fit in just fine with the penguins

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