The wide receiver problems for the Cleveland Browns are well known to any football fan. With Colt McCoy on the trading market though they could find a team rich in them in need of a back quarterback. Enter James Jones.
Jones sees time with the Green Bay Packers shrinking
Few wide receiver groups are as talented and crowded as the Green Bay Packers. Even before they brought back veteran Donald Driver the corps had three guys can starting on another team in Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and James Jones. Strangely it's the younger Jones who might lose playing time in the upcoming 2012 season. With Driver back and young Randall Cobb expected to move up the depth chart, any chance of a new contract shrinks on a team that can't afford to pay everybody like a star. It has made Jones bitter and frustrated. He told reporters he feels like the late Rodney Dangerfield, he still "don't get no respect around here." Jones after did play a big role in helping Green Bay win a championship in 2010 but he sees the business side. While wanting to stay put he says he won't get too upset if the team does end up trading him. The question is where.
McCoy might actually thank Brandon Weeden and Mike Holmgren one day
Many thought the Cleveland Browns might wait to let the Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden battle push through training camp and maybe the preseason. Team president Mike Holmgren and the coaches put that to bed when they announced Weeden would take over and McCoy was up for trade interest. It's not the fair shot the young Texas product wanted but could actually turn out as the most important event of his pro football life. Early rumors hint teams like the Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, and Kansas City Chiefs all need backup quarterbacks. Each of those teams are playoff contenders with talented offenses that McCoy would love to join and even start for down the road. One team though that desperately need help at the backup is Green Bay. After losing Matt Flynn to free agency the Packers have little behind their MVP Aaron Rodgers and their success grooming young quarterbacks would make McCoy a promising project. In return the Browns can fill their depleted receiving corps with a proven veteran in Jones for Weeden to throw at.
Neither James Jones or Colt McCoy wanted a trade but their names could really help their teams. Mike Holmgren could get Brandon Weeden and the Cleveland Browns a receiver in James Jones while the Green Bay Packers get their stable backup quarterback.