It would be a shock if Colt McCoy wasn’t Cleveland’s Week One starter at quarterback, but Mike Holmgren won’t promise it to the second year player just yet.
“We have Seneca Wallace, too, and Jake Delhomme as well right now,” Holmgren told NFL Network’s Albert Breer. “[McCoy] showed us enough where he will go in, and we’re hopeful that — it’ll be competitive — but if he does what I think he can do, he’ll probably be the guy, yeah.”
Re-signing Wallace before the lockout started was oddly a vote of confidence for McCoy. Wallace fits in as a backup, and probably prevents the Browns from going after a big name quarterback. A source told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer the Browns won’t go after Kevin Kolb.
So even though Holmgren won’t promise the starting quarterback job to McCoy, he doesn’t really have to. He’s already spoken loudly by re-signing Wallace and passing on quarterbacks in the draft.