Shurmur Responds to McCoy Trade Rumors
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Rumors are flying about the future of Colt McCoy in Cleveland.
Reports Friday suggested the Browns and Packers were close to a deal.
Not so fast, says head coach Pat Shurmur. He stopped by the media room Friday prior to the second round of the NFL Draft.
“We haven’t done anything about anything,” said the coach. “We haven’t made any phone calls.”
The Browns took quarterback Brandon Weeden, 28, with the No. 22 pick, and general manager Tom Heckert expects him to become the starter this season.
Immediately, fans and media speculated Colt’s shelf life with the Browns was less than a ripened banana.
Shurmur said he talked to McCoy Friday afternoon, according to veteran football writer Scott Petrak, of The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette.
“He’s fine,” Shurmur said.
How fast any kind of deal is struck is subject to debate. McCoy was a third-round pick and certainly would not fetch a high-draft pick. There are likely few teams that he could be a match for.
The Browns could keep McCoy to back up Weeden and possibly send Seneca Wallace elsewhere. Also on the roster is Thaddeus Lewis, entering his third year.
Friday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Browns told McCoy before the draft they would not take a QB in the first round of the draft.
A team source called the report inaccurate.