In need of a backup quarterback for NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may call on an old friend to provide them just that on day 2 of the NFL draft.
According to Bill Huber of The Packer Report, Green Bay is considering a trade with Mike Holmgren and the Cleveland Browns for quarterback Colt McCoy.
The Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns are considering a deal for quarterback Colt McCoy, a source told Packer Report.
The Browns aggressively selected Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden at No. 22 overall Thursday night, and GM Tom Heckert has since been non-committal to keeping McCoy (6-2, 210 lbs.) on the roster. Weeden is expected to be the front-runner for the Browns’ starting job this fall, making McCoy expendable.
Depending on the Browns’ price tag for McCoy, the former Texas quarterback could be the Packers’ answer for a backup behind Rodgers. Former backup Matt Flynn bolted Green Bay for a chance to start with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason, leaving a hole at second-string quarterback that appears up for grabs heading into 2012. Graham Harrell and Nick Hill are currently the only quarterbacks behind Rodgers, but it was widely expected that Green Bay would take another developmental signal caller late in the draft.
The Packers have 11 picks left to make, so there’s certainly seems to be enough capital available to make a deal.
A third-round pick in 2009, McCoy has started 21 games for the Browns in three seasons. He threw 20 touchdowns against 20 interceptions for a passer rating of 75.4 in those 21 starts.