Weeden in, McCoy on his way out in Cleveland
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, RosterWatch.com
In an interesting turn of events, The Cleveland Browns drafted Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. This is after they reportedly told incumbent Colt McCoy that they would not draft a QB in the first round. I’ll never complain about another player holding out for more money in my life. NOTHING is guaranteed in the NFL with these front offices and their double speak. And just like that, McCoy most likely goes from being the quarterback of the foreseeable future for the Browns to backup clipboard holder for another team with a West Coast offense (probably Green Bay).
Well the Browns might just be grooming Weeden to come up in a few years, some might say. This is highly unlikely as Weeden, at 28, is no spring chicken and has the skills to start right away. The Browns probably already consider him a better play than McCoy. This all has to be terribly frustrating to McCoy who was still probably celebrating the addition of top RB prospect Trent Richardson to the roster when he heard the news. Hopefully he gets a shot somewhere else, as he is still a young man (3 years younger than Weeden in fact). As for the “aged” gunslinger from Oklahoma, he gets a chance to prove himself right out of the gate. Unfortunately, if the Browns don’t up their wide receiver game soon, he won’t have much to work with. No.1 WR Greg Little was a disappointment last season, and the other options at the position aren’t much better. Looks like a big year for Richardson.