After drafting quarterback Brandon Weeden out of Oklahoma State in the first round of April’s draft, it appears the Cleveland Browns are willing to deal previous starter Colt McCoy relatively cheap. It’s not so much that the Browns aren’t sensitive to the fact that McCoy has already endured a difficult situation in Cleveland, but rather that they’re looking to start Weeden right away.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com stated the Browns will be seeking “minimal compensation” for any teams interested in acquiring McCoy, who can officially be declared “on the trading block.” On the second day of the draft, there were talks between the Browns and Packers about McCoy, as the Packers are seeking an adequate backup for Aaron Rodgers after Matt Flynn signed with Seattle. The talks were put on hold, but could possibly go forward with training camp around the corner. Certainly the price to acquire McCoy shouldn’t scare the Packers too much.