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Let’s make this perfectly clear: There was no quarterback competition in the Cleveland Browns training camp this summer.
The front office's sole purpose of drafting quarterback Brandon Weeden was to have him start ASAP. Unfortunately, Colt McCoy was dealt a bad hand in this mess.
Remember, Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is auditioning for his job as well. With new ownership in place, he must win now or risk losing his job at season’s end.
There’s no longer a guarantee for long-term job security in Cleveland, so Shurmur believes Weeden gives him the best opportunity to win right now.
But lurking in the background is McCoy, just waiting for his one shot to shine again on a football field. He’s a quarterback that protects the football and extends a play with his legs.
Last season, McCoy was very efficient in games, despite not having a running game or receiving threat downfield. He still managed to throw more touchdown passes than interceptions.