7 Reasons the Browns Should Hold on to Colt McCoy for the Entire 2012 Season

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7 Reasons the Browns Should Hold on to Colt McCoy for the Entire 2012 Season
Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE
Will they put the team first?

Will Jimmy Haslam III’s purchase of the Browns keep Colt McCoy in Cleveland as the backup quarterback? It just might.

Third QB Seneca Wallace is Mike Holmgren’s buddy and came with him all the way from Seattle. Up until Randy Lerner sold the team, this fact meant that the extremely well paid Wallace would remain in town.

However, now that Mr. Haslam will become the new Browns owner in October, Mr. Holmgren’s job is far from secure. The current Browns president may therefore choose to do the best thing for the Cleveland Browns and try to keep Colt McCoy on the team and unload the remainder of the hefty $9 million contract that he gave Wallace in 2011.

Or will the new owner simply “eat” some of that money to keep the better player? Oh, to be a fly on the office wall in Berea.

An attempt to keep a talented player with experience in this scheme might help Mike convince Jimmy that he actually has the team’s best interest at heart.

Judging from the cheers greeting McCoy’s entrance into the game in preseason Week 3, Browns fans have identified the best backup QB on their team. 

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