Texas Longhorns fans got something to cheer about on Monday when the news broke that one of their favorite sons, Colt McCoy, was released from purgatory (aka the Cleveland Browns) and sent to a quality team--the San Francsico 49ers.
What? He's still just a back up! And now he's behind one of the NFL's rising stars, Colin Kaeprnick! How on Earth could that be good?
Well, for one--he's out of Cleveland. No offense Browns, but you guys are going nowhere fast. No matter who you put back at quarterback, Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, Thadeus Lewis, or a young Joe Montana, until many other deficiencies are fixed you guys are screwed.
Colt would rather be starting, but if you are going to be a back-up there are plenty places that would be a lot worse than San Francisco.
As long as he is on the team he is going to be able to work with one of the better offensive minds in football today in Jim Harbaugh. The former Stanford coach has worked with some top notch QBs in the past...