It now appears that the trade market for Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy is shrinking. It was reported over the weekend that the Browns are not asking much in return for McCoy and would prefer to trade him rather than release him. The Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles have been linked to McCoy in various rumors but it appears that the Eagles will not be trading for McCoy. Green Bay seems content with Graham Harrell backing up Aaron Rodgers.
Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jeff McClane who writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer took to Twitter this morning to dispell the rumors of the Eagles trading for McCoy. “If anyone cares, the #Eagles trading for #Browns QB Colt McCoy is not likely.”
Philadelphia currently has Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards backing up Michael Vick. The Eagles also drafted Nick Foles in the third-round this year. Head coach Andy Reid is known for developing quarterbacks and if he thought there was something to McCoy in the West Coast system, it’s likely he might generate some interest.
It’s been known since the NFL Draft in April that McCoy was being shopped. Weeks later, McCoy remains a member of the Browns and while he might pique the interest of some coaches around the league, it’s quite possible that teams are simply going to wait until Cleveland simply releases McCoy rather than surrender even a late round draft choice.