Colt McCoy the quarterback that the former Browns regime deemed as useless has value to the Oakland Raiders. Sources are reporting the Raiders would be willing to trade Carson Palmer to the Browns for Colt McCoy. McCoy who was replaced as the Browns starter last season, is said to be close to being released by the Browns.
The Raiders see value in McCoy and sources have reported all day the team would give up Palmer and his expected 13 million dollar contract to the Browns for McCoy. The latest rumors coming out of Oakland have the Raiders thinking about acquiring Matt Flynn too.
Browns CEO and president Joe Banner has made the statement that McCoy will compete for the starting quarterback role in Cleveland as well.
With the NFL draft only weeks away, it is going to be interesting to see is Banner is just putting up a smoke screen or the team fully intends to let McCoy stay in Cleveland and compete for the starting role.
One thing is certain, the Browns brass is far from being sold on Brandon Weeden.
If the team does intend to have a real quarterback competition in Cleveland once camp starts, it will be interesting to see how Mr. Weeden deals with the pressure of trying to legitimately win a starting role because he sure didn’t do it last year.
As the draft draws near, the Browns have some decisions to make. The team has more quarterbacks than they know what to do with. Could Carson Palmer end up in a Browns uniform? Who knows, your guess is as good as mine.
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