On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced that Brandon Weeden, not Colt McCoy, will be the starting quarterback this year -- even before either quarterback took a snap during preseason play.â†µ
McCoy, as you'd expect, isn't too happy about the hasty decision from Cleveland's coaching staff.â†µ
â†µ— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 6, 2012
#browns colt McCoy said "I haven't taken any snaps w/ first group. I thought coming in it would be a competition"
It's tough to blame McCoy, as the Browns essentially didn't even feign interest in holding a legitimate quarterback competition.â†µ
McCoy, who turns 26 in September, appeared in 13 games for the Browns last season, completing 52.7% of his passes, and only averaging 5.90 yards per attempt. McCoy threw 14 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions -- and five fumbles.â†µ
Weeden was selected with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, so it's not too surprising that the Browns had Weeden in mind all along. Still, competition wouldn't have hurt either player.