Colt McCoy’s hold on the starting quarterback job in Cleveland is getting stronger by the day.
After missing out on a trade up in the NFL draft for Robert Griffin III, the Browns’ brass has said repeatedly that McCoy has the team’s confidence, and General Manager Tom Heckert reiterated that today.
“We’re fine with Colt McCoy as our quarterback,” Heckert told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Heckert also said that the Browns might trade down from the No. 4 spot in the NFL draft, but “there’s no way” they’ll trade up into the Vikings’ No. 3 spot. That’s because, Heckert said, the Browns don’t have one particular player they’re definitely targeting, and instead have a handful of players they could take near the top of the draft.
“There’s five players we really like,” he said.
Heckert also said that the Browns would be open to trading down and have already had some feelers from teams that are interested in trading up to No. 4. But in order to get one of those five players the Browns really like, they would likely not trade down very far.
And at this point, it appears that those five players the Browns really like are all players who would be asked to contribute to a team on which McCoy is the starting quarterback.