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Why The Cleveland Browns Should Hope To Increase Colt McCoy's 2013 Contract

The Cleveland Browns are hoping that they have to pay Colt McCoy more in the final year of his contract. Yes that is correct, a team should be hoping they have to dish out more money to one of their players.


The Browns second-year quarterback has certain contract escalators that could increase McCoy’s 2013 contract by $625,000.


If McCoy takes 70% of the teams snaps this season and the team wins 10 games or by leading the Browns to the postseason, the former Longhorn will earn an extra $250,000. McCoy can earn another $250,000 if he takes 80% of the snaps and finishes in the top 10 in any of the main six categories (yardage, touchdowns,etc). The final clause is an additional $125,000 if McCoy can make the Pro Bowl.


Yes in some ways it can be considered a miracle if any of these clauses can be reached because it still looks as though the Browns are a year or two away from the playoffs. Then again most experts didn’t see McCoy starting half of the games his rookie season either.

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