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

Denver Broncos a Fit for Colt McCoy?

With Colt McCoy on the trade/chopping block, ideas are coming about as to where he could potentially land. I can probably think of a few better places than Denver for the 2010 third round pick, buy why not?

The Broncos signed Caleb Hanie to be Peyton Manning’s backup, and while he played decent in the playoffs a couple of years ago, I am not sure Denver would be well off in the hands of Hanie should Manning’s neck issues flare up, or they simply need a new QB for whatever reason.

The Broncos also drafted Brock Osweiler, who may as well wear a green jersey for a year or two. He is an extremely talented, potential first round caliber prospect, but he’s very raw. I don’t think he’d be ready to start if the call came mid-season, mid-playoff hunt.

If the Broncos want some insurance and a guy who can make plays, it might be a wise idea to add McCoy for little/no cost. If the Browns would trade McCoy for a seventh round pick or a swap of seventh round picks or something like that, it could benefit both clubs. Or, perhaps the Browns will choose to sell McCoy to the highest bidder, which they might not get a whole heck of a lot from anyone else.

Other teams to keep an eye on are St. Louis and Green Bay, where Green Bay actually reportedly tried to actually trade for McCoy prior to the draft, and wound up picking one of their own in B.J. Coleman.

Denver could be an interesting fit for Colt McCoy if the price is right. He wouldn’t have to start unless the need arises, and he would obviously benefit from the change of scenery to a place where he would have no expectations except to be a solid backup.

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