Colt McCoy started 13 games in 2011, his second NFL season. The Browns were 4-9 in those games and McCoy completed 57% of his passes for 2,733 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He suffered a concussion on this play against the Pittsburgh Steelers and would miss the final 3 games.
I’ve been told that McCoy’s fate as a former starter was sealed when his father sounded off about the club’s handling of his concussion in the Pittsburgh game on Dec. 8.
I was told at the time that Brad McCoy’s comments meant the end of McCoy in Cleveland, but I didn’t believe it then.
The comments did not drive the pursuit of a new quarterback, but I believe they contributed to McCoy’s demise.
Cleveland used its second first round pick in last month’s draft to select quarterback Brandon Weeden from Oklahoma State #22 overall. At 28 years old he obviously has a shorter window than most drafted players and the Browns would prefer to get him on the field sooner rather than later, which they should.
If traded, McCoy would most likely be looking at a backup position and with the Green Bay Packers losing Matt Flynn it looks as though there has been some interest there. For now McCoy has continued to work out with the Browns and was present at an event at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital with several teammates yesterday.
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