The Colt McCoy era could be more than by the end of the weekend.
Browns common manager Tom Heckert admitted Thursday night that the team will think about trading McCoy after selecting Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 choose in the draft.
“It’s one thing we’ll talk about tonight and tomorrow,” Heckert said, by way of The Plain-Dealer.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Thursday that McCoy is not requesting a trade and is eager to compete with Weeden, according to sources with knowledge of the scenario.
Translation: McCoy is almost as very good as gone. A general manager does not admit publicly that they will contemplate trading the team’s earlier starting quarterback unless he is actually ready to move on. McCoy can can claim he’s prepared to compete with whomever the Brown bring in, but Heckert is essentially placing a “for sale” sign on McCoy for the next two days.
It’s a beautiful turn of events, just hours after the Browns leaked that they expected McCoy to take a “big leap” in his third season. That was possibly the best example Thursday of misinformation season.
Asked about each McCoy and Weeden’s expectations to commence, the No. 22 pick told NFL Network Friday: “Obviously, Colts a wonderful player, and that’s out of my control. What I can control is coming in, mastering the system, competing, just undertaking whatever I have to do to aid the team win games. That’s all I can truly manage.”
The Browns knew they wanted Weeden all along. They believe in Weeden so a lot that they apparently want to move on with no controversy. It tends to make sense.
Cleveland must only keep McCoy if they believe he can start. They see him as a backup, and they already have a backup in Seneca Wallace.
That leaves McCoy searching for a new home.
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