QB’s To The Bay: McCoy To San Fran; Flynn To Oakland

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Photo taken by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy has immense potential, but always seemed to falter somehow while playing for the struggling Browns. McCoy was a stud in college, however his talent never fully bridged over to the next level.

The Cleveland Browns have traded QB Colt McCoy and a 2013 sixth round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2013 fifth and seventh round selection.

The Cleveland-McCoy stint together was bound to conclude, but McCoy at least has an opportunity to reboot his career in San Francisco. He is backing up QB Colin Kaepernick, who is a passer with running ability. Kaep is at risk for an injury whenever he runs the ball and doesn’t slide.

Anyhow, holding the clipboard and seeing preseason action will help McCoy rebound from the ugliness he endured in cold Cleveland, Ohio, meanwhile the Browns added some late round picks to add depth.

The Niners had loads of picks, and they needed to get rid of some selections, just for the sake of roster numbers.

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Photo taken by Otto Gruele/Getty Images

Remember when QB Matt Flynn was a free agent stud? Well, his Seattle career was over as soon as QB Russell Wilson was dubbed starter over the free agent acquisition. Anyhow, Flynn, like McCoy, has another chance. 

After a fabulous performance in QB Aaron Rodger’s pre-playoff resting back in 2011, QB Matt Flynn was a hyped up free agent. The Seattle Seahawks scooped him up, but then drafted QB Russell Wilson. Wilson started over Flynn, and the former Packer was irrelevant during his one-year stint with Seattle.

The Oakland Raiders needed a quarterback, and Seattle had the luxury of having two starting-caliber players at that position. You can guess what happened next.

Indeed, Flynn was traded to Oakland and now will likely start for the Raiders. While he isn’t a top-notch quarterback, he’s a fresh face on a ramshackle roster.

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