Browns backup quarterback Colt McCoy was traded to the 49ers. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Cleveland Browns traded backup quarterback Colt McCoy and a sixth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers Monday, loosening the logjam the Browns had at the position, reports CBSSports.com.
The Browns will receive a fifth and seventh round pick for McCoy.
In three NFL seasons, McCoy is 6-15 as a starting quarterback for the Browns, and went 4-9 in 2011 when he won the job. He’s thrown for 21 touchdowns, 20 interceptions for 4,388 yards and has a career 74.8 quarterback rating. McCoy is scheduled to make $1.5 million next season because of escalators in his contract that raised his pay due to incentives reached in 2011.
McCoy lost the starting job last season when the team selected Brandon Weeden in the first round of the 2012 Draft. The team signed
veteran quarterback Jason Campbell
last month to backup Weeden, making McCoy expendable.