Multiple sources are reporting that the Cleveland Browns will start Colt McCoy at quarterback this Sunday against the Steelers. While starting rookie quarterbacks early in their careers is often a precarious situation due to the mental and physical adjustments, the Browns are making the correct decision with McCoy.
While he may not achieve success early on, it is time to throw McCoy to the wolves and allow him to start developing into a starting NFL quarterback. Even if McCoy struggles out of the gate, would the Browns' faithful really rather have a struggling veteran than a struggling rookie? Probably not, and here are a few reasons why.