December 8, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) passes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 14-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Report: Browns and Packers Talking Colt McCoy Trade

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According to the Packer Report, the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers are “considering a deal” for quarterback Colt McCoy. The Packers just recently lost their backup in Matt Flynn to the Seattle Seahawks, and adding Colt McCoy would likely be better than most any player they could get in this draft (besides local prospect Russell Wilson, who is well-versed in the WCO).

McCoy is available because the Cleveland Browns somewhat surprisingly took Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with their first round pick.

According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Browns apparently told Colt McCoy they would not take a quarterback in the first round, but they did so anyway and now it looks like the McCoy era is finished in Cleveland. Some reports have already stated that Brandon Weeden is going to be the starter, as he should since he will be 29 this year and the Browns really can’t afford to wait for him to sit and develop, especially if they are uncertain about the future of McCoy.

A change of scenery and perhaps a switch of roles could be good for McCoy, who was forced into duty and never looked back in his rookie season when the guys ahead of him got injured. Playing behind Aaron Rodgers has its benefits, just ask Matt Flynn.

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