Quarterback Colt McCoy says that there’s no place he’d rather be than Cleveland, but he might not have the final say on remaining with the Browns.
Coach Pat Shurmur had nothing but good things to say about Thad Lewis in comments to the media on Monday, raising the chances that one of McCoy or Seneca Wallace will be sent packing before the start of the regular season. Shurmur has worked with Lewis since he signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and the Browns coach said that he’s intrigued by what Lewis brings to the table as a developmental quarterback.
Lewis spent three games in uniform last season, but didn’t see any action after spending all of 2010 on the St. Louis practice squad. Shurmur acknowledged that keeping Lewis as the third quarterback would mean curtains for McCoy or Wallace, but stressed that no final decision has been made at this point.
“There’s no telling what’s going to happen at this point,” Shurmur said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’ve got a few days left here, close to 20, before we’ve got to make the final decision.”
McCoy has done a decent job in the first two preseason games, leading to speculation that another team could be interested in trading for him to improve their own backup quarterbacking situation. If the Browns don’t go the trade route, it seems more likely that they’d cut Wallace than McCoy in order to open a spot for Lewis.