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Colt McCoy: The Future of Cleveland Sports

BEREA, OH - MAY 01: Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns gets ready to throw a pass during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 1, 2010 in Berea, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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GackSports.comContributor IJuly 30, 2010

With LeBron James abandoning the Cavaliers, the Indians not knowing how to win, and the Browns just being the Browns, the state of Cleveland sports is at its lowest point in years.

Rocked by “The Decision,” Cleveland is a city abandoned, a city that desperately needs to fill the void left by their biggest star. Who will rise up and make witnesses of us all? Who will rebuild the once proud city of Cleveland? There is only one man fit for the job, and his name is Colt McCoy.

On Thursday, the former Texas QB agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $5 million, paving the way for Colt to become the city’s brightest star.

McCoy, 23, was a starter all four of his years at the University of Texas. In his final season he threw for 3,521 yards, 27 touchdowns, and was good for 70.6 percent of his passes. Browns training camp begins July 31, and Colt is expected to begin the season as their third string QB behind wily veterans Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace.

Along with good stats, Colt McCoy brings a history of winning to the Cleveland Browns. With 45 college victories under his belt, Colt is the most successful NCAA Div. 1 quarterback of all time, and was the 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up.

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