The San Francisco 49ers brought in Colt McCoy in the offseason expecting him to be their backup quarterback.
Now, after two not-so-impressive preseason outings, they are trying to trade him.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are “making calls and trying to trade McCoy.” If there are no takers, he will likely be released. However, Rapoport reports that there are teams interested in McCoy due to the dry backup quarterback market.
In the two preseason games, McCoy is just 6 of 13 for 76 yards with two interceptions. One can argue that he hasn’t played much better than third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien, and even seventh-round pick B.J. Daniels was more impressive in Kansas City.
As a member of the Browns last season, McCoy was relegated to backup duties while 2012 first round draft pick Brandon Weeden was given the keys to the team. He only played in three games and completed nine of 17 pass attempts.
He was drafted out of Texas in the third round of the 2010 draft but unfortunately for him nothing had come of it. He was given two years as a starter before Weeden was drafted, thus ending the McCoy era in Cleveland.
In his career as a Brown, McCoy has a total of 21 starts for 4,388 passing yards and a 58.3 passing percentage. He also threw 21 touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions in his three seasons with Cleveland.