Quarterback Deshaun Watson stands on the field with head coach Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns.
The Cleveland Browns let quarterback Joe Flacco leave town without a deal following his workout Friday, opening the door for another free agent of note to fill the void Deshaun Watson left behind.
Cleveland selected Colt McCoy with the No. 85 pick in the third-round of the 2010 NFL Draft. McCoy started 21 games for the Browns over the next two years before moving into a backup role for the 2012 campaign. The organization traded McCoy to the San Francisco 49ers in April 2013 and he’s been playing in different uniforms ever since, primarily as a second-string option.
Now, at 37 years old, McCoy again makes sense in the Browns locker room — first as a backup to Dorian Thompson-Robinson, and possibly also as a veteran starter in games with playoff implications down the line should the rookie prove unready to take the reins.