From all indications, rookie Brandon Weeden will be the Browns’ starting quarterback this season. So what does that mean for the two quarterbacks who started in Cleveland last year and remain on the roster this year, Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy?
According to Wallace, it means one of them will be out of a job.
“Can any of you guys see all three of us being here?” Wallace asked reporters today, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “You’ve written about it, so that answers your question. . . . Probably not.”
So which one of them is going to immediately follow Weeden on the depth chart? That’s up in the air, but Wallace says that if it’s not him, he’d rather be gone than be No. 3. Asked if he wants to be in Cleveland as the third-stringer, Wallace answered, “No, not really.”
“We all know the third guy doesn’t dress on Sundays and if that comes down to that decision, obviously neither one of us [Wallace or McCoy] wants to be that third guy,” Wallace said.
For his part, McCoy isn’t ready to concede that Weeden is going to start.
“When I come out to practice, in my mind, I’m the starter,” McCoy said.
That might be the case in McCoy’s mind, but in the mind of Browns coach Pat Shurmur, Weeden appears to be the favorite to start. And that means McCoy’s training camp competition may be with Wallace, to see which one of them deserves a spot on the roster at all.