When the San Francisco 49ers acquired QB Colt McCoy last off-season via trade, it was an experiment that drastically failed. McCoy who came to San Francisco in a package deal that included a 2013 sixth-round draft pick, was supposed to be the long-term backup to QB Colin Kaepernick. However, due to a shaky preseason and questionable decision-making led the 49ers to allow him to walk. As a result the four-year veteran inked a deal with the Washington Redskins.
Former 49ers QB Colt McCoy inks deal w/Redskins via @NinerFans
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) April 3, 2014
McCoy’s departure was sealed when the 49ers acquired QB Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars, forcing him to look elsewhere for work. He will now enter a camp battle for the No. 2 position behind QB Robert Griffin III as he goes up against another college standout in QB Rex Grossman.
McCoy appeared in four games for the 49ers in 2014 and completed his only pass for 13 yards.