Dec 4, 2011; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Colt McCoy to the Carolina Panthers: Why It Works


Last night, the Cleveland Browns shocked the football world by taking OSU QB Brandon Weeden #22 overall.

This comes after the Browns gave Colt McCoy their word that they would not draft a QB in the 1st round.

So, now that Weeden is a Brown, rumor has it that Colt McCoy is on the trading block, and he could fit in well in Carolina’s scheme.

Right now Cam Newton is being backed up by Jimmy Clausen and Derek Anderson. These guys have shown the football world that they lack the talent to be solid players in the NFL. McCoy on the other hand, has proven that with a team around him he could succeed.

But, if Carolina picks him up, he won’t be a starter for obvious reasons. McCoy could come in and be the back-up that Carolina needs.

Carolina’s offense is built around a mobile QB, and neither of our current back-ups can be considered mobile. McCoy on the other hand, is an outstanding scrambler. He has the ability to make plays on the ground if there is nothing open down-field.

Colt is a great passer, but lacks in the area of arm strength. Carolina has a great set of coaches that could turn McCoy around and turn him into starter material, eventually becoming trade material. If they could prove that he can be a starter with the right tools, Carolina could fill future needs.

McCoy gives Carolina a chance to keep the same playbook in the works if Cam Newton goes down at any point in the season. He also brings the winning mentality he’s had since he was a High School QB at Jim Ned High School.

He’s a proven locker-room booster, and having a guy like that wouldn’t hurt.

I say get rid of Clausen and Anderson and bring McCoy in. He could fill the back-up spot that so many people think you can fill with rejects and scrubs.

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