Browns quarterback Colt McCoy struggles to throw the football outside the numbers. He is unavoidably small in the pocket and has been prone to injury, including last year’s well-publicized concussion. McCoy has a 6-15 record through two seasons. His 6.3 career YPA is minuscule, and McCoy regressed from his rookie year to last season.
But the Browns have done nothing to improve the quarterback position this offseason. They seem to still like McCoy. And that’s what ESPN’s Bob Holtzman confirmed live from Browns headquarters on Thursday, while explaining why Cleveland won’t be drafting a quarterback high.
“They expect McCoy to make a big leap from last year to this year,” Holtzman reported. “They are comfortable if he’s their starting quarterback.”
Recent reports suggest that Cleveland has an affinity for Brandon Weeden out of Oklahoma State, although Holtzman hinted that, based on his information, we shouldn’t expect the Browns to draft a quarterback before the third or fourth round. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.