Cleveland Browns: Value at Quaterback and Why Colt McCoy Is Worth Keeping

May 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"That's kinda like my old man told me one time, Lynn. The only thing better than a crawfish dinner, is five crawfish dinners."—Coach Red Beaulieu, The Waterboy (1998)
 Colt McCoy will not compete for the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job in the eyes of the organization—not yet, anyway.
Despite flimsy overtures to legitimate competition reported by the Plain Dealer, a team simply doesn't draft a quarterback at 22nd overall to sit the bench. At 28 years old, to draft Brandon Weeden that high and sit him would utterly fail to accomplish what that pick symbolizes: to abjectly change the face of the Browns franchise.
But the Browns shouldn't check McCoy's trade value yet, either.
The Cleveland Browns' notorious quarterback struggles arguably led to the hiring of team president Mike Holmgren, an avowed guru of the position. Weeden's selection has Holmgren's fingerprints all over it, and he has put his chips on the cannon-armed OSU Cowboy.
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