by Sam Allard
The University of Texas legend who has battled for starter status and respect since the day he arrived in Cleveland has been traded, along with a sixth round pick, to the San Francisco 49ers for a fifth and seventh round pick.
Here's the PD's Mary Kay Cabot with the trade analysis:
Because the sixth-round pick that the Browns sent (173 overall) and the fifth they received (164) overall, were so close in proximity, the trade amounts to McCoy for a seventh-round pick and a move up nine spots into the fifth round.
Talk about a return on investment!
McCoy will likely be installed as the 49ers backup behind Colin Kaepernick, who emerged last year as a rookie when QB Alex Smith was injured. Smith was traded to the Chiefs early this off season. Next year is the last of McCoy's four-year contract, and San Francisco will be on the hook for a fat $1.5 million.
Guys, don't worry. The Browns signed journeyman QB Jason Campbell to a two-year contract last week, and with the extra pick from San Fran we can be sure to draft a couple extra rookie QBs for fun!
The quarterback carousel continues to maniacally spin.