Cleveland Browns front office boss Mike Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini say they drafted quarterback Colt McCoy to develop him over the next few years, not to put him on the field in 2010.
“I don’t expect him to play this year,” Holmgren said of McCoy, per James Walker of ESPN.com. “We did not draft him to play this year.”
Mangini agreed with Holmgren’s assessment.
“I am completely comfortable with a quarterback coming in and spending time to develop his craft,” Mangini said.
Jake Delhomme is likely to enter the season as the starter, with Seneca Wallace as the backup and McCoy as the No. 3.