Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Colt's future in Cleveland
By Tim Kavanagh
After the Cleveland Browns hired Rob Chudzinski as their new HC, and it was revealed that he'd be bringing Norv Turner along with him as his OC, the speculation turned to what the pair would do at the QB position. While the big-armed Brandon Weeden seems like a good fit for the pair's downfield passing offense, understudy Colt McCoy isn't seen as that great of a match.
As it turns out, there's another reason why McCoy may not be a Brown in 2013. Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports reports that thanks to certain playing time thresholds that McCoy reached in his first two campaigns with the club, his 2013 salary has escalated from the league minimum to $2.325 million.
Now, the Browns are only on the hook for around $757,000 for Weeden in 2013, so the combined salaries for the two isn't that problematic. Nevertheless, with rumors that the team is targeting Alex Smith, McCoy may be the odd man out if a deal for the Utah product comes to fruition.