Despite talk that the Browns could trade or release backup quarterback Colt McCoy — and talk that they’d be doing him a favor if they did — McCoy says he wants to remain in Cleveland.
“If it comes to that, if they decide to do something, [I’ll deal with it] at that point,” McCoy told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “But no one has said anything to me yet, and there’s no place I’d rather be than here. I’m invested in this city and this team, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
McCoy says he knows all the talk that he could be traded, but it’s not on his mind.
“You hear all of the rumors,” McCoy said. “I keep a real tight mind-set that my job is quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And I’m going to go out here and compete and give my best to this city and this organization, because this is where I was drafted, and I don’t want to be anywhere else.”
It’s surprising that McCoy feels that way, considering that he lost the starting job to rookie Brandon Weeden and says he never even got a chance to compete with Weeden for the No. 1 spot. Most players would want to play for a team where they have a chance of playing. The Browns have made clear that they see McCoy doing little more than holding a clipboard on the sideline, unless Weeden gets hurt. But McCoy has played well for the Browns in his limited preseason action, and he expects to continue to play for the Browns, when he’s playing at all.