Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/14/12

Team president Mike Holmgren didn't play his cards too close to the vest Thursday when he weighed in on the ongoing competition between quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden.

Weeden, the rookie challenger to the incumbent McCoy, has taken the majority of first-team snaps with the offense at minicamp and third-string quarterback Seneca Wallace has been a distant enough third that he wondered aloud if he was going to be in Cleveland this season.

Coach Pat Shurmur said Wednesday he believed keeping all three quarterbacks was still a real possibility. McCoy has implied he might be traded if he's not the starter, but said he's not surrendering to Weeden without a fight.

Holmgren, who said in April he wanted Weeden but didn't expect to spend a first-round pick to get him, has been impressed with the 28-year-old former baseball player in offseason workouts.

"He's as prepared to come in and start as any rookie as any quarterback I've seen in a long time," Holmgren said Thursday.

Holmgren, who turns 64 Friday, said he's still a fan of McCoy and doesn't believe most are giving him a fair shake, acknowledging the conditions under which he has competed have been difficult.

The plan, Holmgren said, the plan is "not to" listen to offers for McCoy or Wallace. He said all three should be with the team entering training camp next month.

But that could change. Holmgren said "you shouldn't be surprised by anything" the team might do at the quarterback position between the end of OTAs Friday and the season opener in September.

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