The Cleveland Browns are moving along in their evaluations and have determined Colt McCoy isn’t starter material.
His teammate and fellow signal caller Brandon Weeden, however, will be given a chance to compete against a candidate brought from outside the organization, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plains Dealer.
‘Weeden's strength is standing in the pocket and throwing deep. But the West Coast offense stresses snaps under center and quick throws. It's also very possible that Weeden's league-leading 25 passes batted down is partly due to being so often under center, where he's closer to the defensive linemen as he throws.
Can the Browns assume Weeden will improve in an offense that tends to stress throwing downfield? Yes, they can. Especially since most quarterbacks simply play better after their rookie seasons, regardless of the system.’
On McCoy Pluto adds:
‘They certainly will bring in another quarterback, as I hear they don't consider Colt McCoy a viable starting option.’