Jason LaCanfora reports that the Browns have traded former 3rd round draft pick Colt McCoy to the San Francisco 49ers.
Browns will get a late-round pick for McCoy
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 1, 2013
So there’s the other shoe to drop after the signing of Jason Campbell. The Cleveland Browns have seemingly simplified one potential angle on a quarterback controversy by trading the oft-popular QB from Texas who bemoaned the lack of opportunity to compete last pre-season.
The San Francisco 49ers came into this draft season with a ton of picks. I believe they had 13 at one point. Details of the Browns’ compensation for McCoy aren’t available yet, but Twitter rumors indicate it might be a sixth rounder. With McCoy’s somewhat modest salary of $2.325 million for 2013 he becomes a pretty economical backup to replace the recently-traded Alex Smith.
Prior to the trade the San Francisco 49ers had:
- One 1st rounder
- Two 2nds
- Two 3rds
- Two 4ths
- Two 5ths
- One 6th
- Four 7th rounders in the 2013 draft.
The leader in the clubhouse in the jokes department is easily Zac Jackson, by the way…
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