The San Francisco 49ers were just a couple of minutes and another play or two from winning the Super Bowl last year. Consider this the move that gets them over the top and sees the entire franchise getting fitted for rings.
The Niners acquired quarterback Colt McCoy from the Cleveland Browns, along with a 2013 sixth-round pick, in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round picks in the upcoming draft, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.
“The Browns have dealt QB Colt McCoy to the 49ers. Another QB on the move,” La Canfora tweets.
How much better are the 49ers now? Much better. They were able to acquire a quarterback that the elite Cleveland Browns deemed not good enough for them. And who can blame them? When you’re a quarterback for the Browns, there are always going to be the comparisons to future Hall of Famers like Todd Philcox, Spurgon Wynn, Kelly Holcombe and Derek Anderson. Who could live up to that kind of hype?
Expect McCoy to compete with Scott Tolzien for the backup spot behind Colin Kaepernick, and colossally disappoint everyone if Kaepernick goes down for a significant portion of time. Unless Jim Harbaugh thinks he can turn McCoy into another Kaepernick, in which case they would have two Keapernicks.