According to Bill Huber in Packer Report, part of Scout.com, the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns are considering a trade for Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
McCoy, the former Texas Longhorns star who has started for the Browns the past two seasons, is expendable after the Browns drafted former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick in the first round.
Weeden was projected as a second-round pick.
And the current backup-to-be for the Packers, who lost No. 2 quarterback Matt Flynn to free agency? That would be former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, whom the Packers signed off their practice squad to the active roster last December.
Weeden roots out McCoy, OSU over Texas, and maybe McCoy displaces Harrell, the protagonists in the epic Texas-Texas Tech 2008 game that Tech won. This could be McCoy's payback. Talk about Big 12-on-Big 12 crime.
McCoy and Harrell still have a ways to go before hitting their prime, where Weeden, 28, is now.
Weeden will be 29 when he takes his first official NFL snap. CBSsports.com Bruce Feldman notes that Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach was 29 when he became the full-fledged starter for Tom Landry in the 1971 season.
Staubach, who came into the league as a 27-year-old after Navy service, seemed to work out well.
-- Vince Langford