The Cleveland Browns drafted 28 year old quarterback Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 pick in the 1st Round on Thursday night, immediately prompting questions on the future of Colt McCoy. The Browns apparently told McCoy that they would not select a quarterback in Round 1, according to a report from Adam Schefter. Via @MaryKayCabot:
#espn's adam schefter reports that the Browns told Colt McCoy on draft day that they wouldn't take a QB in first round.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 27, 2012
But the Browns went ahead and took Weeden, who will almost certainly have a shot at the starting job right away. And he may not even have to compete for the job. According to Bob Holtzman of ESPN, Browns General Manager Tom Heckert said they wouldn't have drafted him if they though he'd be a backup. Via @EvanSiva of ProFootballTalk:
#Browns GM Heckert told ESPN's Bob Holtzman about 28-yr-old Brandon Weeden, "You don't take him if he's not going to start." So long, Colt.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 27, 2012
Heckert was very candid on Thursday night when he addressed the media, stating that the Browns would starting talking about a Colt McCoy trade that night.