Thursday, July 22, 2010

Browns, McCoy close to contract

The Browns are close to a contract with third-round draft pick Colt McCoy, according to league sources.

The former standout Texas quarterback is expected to get a contract for four years, worth about $5 million, more than $1 million more than the 85th overall pick typically signs for.

This shows the Browns are determined he will be what Brady Quinn was not, a long-term answer at quarterback.

McCoy is not expected to play this season, watching as veterans Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace battle for the starting job. Although, I'd guess he would be better off sneaking off to watch Colts, Saints, Packers or Patriot games instead of watching Delhomme throw pick after pick after pick week after week after week.

I have a lot of confidence in McCoy as a player given his clutch performances in college with the Longhorns. Some believe he is too small or can't throw far or accurate enough, but McCoy, as a true competitor, will likely want to prove his detractors wrong.

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