Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/17/12
It’s no secret that Colt McCoy, the incumbent starter for the Cleveland Browns, can be had in a trade. The Browns drafted Brandon Weeden in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft to replace the mediocre McCoy and immediately shopped him on draft day with no results. They have reportedly lowered their asking price and will accept “minimal compensation” in order to give McCoy “new team, a new opportunity, to spare him the ignominy of being released,” according to both ESPN Cleveland and NFL.com. Colt McCoy’s younger brother Case, currently a quarterback at Colt’s alma mater The University of Texas, fell victim to a fake Twitter report that Colt had been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and tweeted “Good luck Brandon (Weeden)! Fan of you, but my brother’s pulling the lucky straw on this one! Cleveland is only going downhill” before realizing that it was fake and apologizing. It’s definitely possible that tweet is also the sentiment being felt by McCoy as he hears his name in trade talks,...
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