McCoy was the starter last year but had a mediocre season. While McCoy struggled to throw the ball down the field, the majority of the blame can’t be placed on his shoulders, thanks to an average offensive line and running game to support him.
In response to McCoy’s lackluster performance, the Browns’ front office elected to take Weeden with the No. 22 overall pick after an explosive career as the starting quarterback for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Now, the two are locked into a competition that doesn’t have a clear-cut winner. Conventional wisdom would say the rookie the team just spent a first-round selection on would have a lock on the starting job, but that may not be the case.
Here are six reasons Colt McCoy could start over Brandon Weeden in 2012: