Browns Quarterback moves to 49ers for a third round draft pick.
The San Francisco 49ers have traded for Cleveland Quarterback Colt McCoy, and the move will see the 49ers give up a third round draft pick to make the player their new backup QB.
After letting Alex Smith leave in a trade to Kansas City, the team needed to fill a hole at the backup QB position, and felt that the backup in Cleveland was a similar mould to Smith, and would fit nicely in the 49ers offensive system.
Once the Browns had signed Jason Campbell to come in and compete with Brandon Weeden for the starting role in Cleveland, McCoy was deemed surplus to requirements, and his old team have done very well to get a third round pick for him.
Before the trade, the 49ers had 14 picks in the upcoming draft, so spending a mid-round selection will not hurt the team very much in its draft strategy.
San Francisco 49ers are loaded with talent, and even though they still have 13 selections, they are unlikely to all be used on players – simply because they won’t all be good enough to make the roster.
With the small matter of an insurance policy at Quarterback fixed, Trent Baalke, Jim Harbaugh and the rest of the 49ers team officials can now ficus on the the players they believe will make a difference to their 2013 NFL squad, who will be looking to make a strong push for the Super Bowl in February.