Pat Shurmur: Browns To Move Forward With Colt McCoy As Quarterback
The Cleveland Browns have decide to move forward with Colt McCoy as their starting quarterback, according to ProFootballtalk.
“At this point, he’s our quarterback,” said team head coach Pat Shurmur, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. ”We’re looking forward to him being our guy and I’m looking forward to seeing him improve. We believe he has a chance to be a fine player in this league.”
Shurmur's comments indicate that the squad is not likely to draft a quarterback next month. It is believed instead that they are likely to target Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon or Alabama running back Trent Richardson, two players who would complement McCoy in the team’s offensive attack. In his second season in the NFL, McCoy threw 14 touchdowns for 2,733 yards in 13 games. However a controversial concussion cut his 2011 season short. During his career with the Browns he has played in 21 games and thrown 20 touchdowns for 4,309 yards.