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Colt McCoy 'Working Hard' After Brandon Weeden Impresses In Rookie Camp

Ever since Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden was picked up in the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, it's been assumed that he was going to get the starting job. Why else would you pick a 29 year old rookie with the 22nd overall selection if not to give him the starting job right away?

After rookie camps, Weeden's impressive performances and strong arm made the inevitability of his getting the job even larger. However, Colt McCoy, the Browns starting QB from last season and former second round pick, might have something to say about people giving the job to Weeden already and is 'working harder than ever' in order to earn the job himself.

After Weeden was picked the rumors were that McCoy would get traded, but Pat Shurmer obviously felt that McCoy would at the very least make a great backup to Weeden if he usurped the starting job.

To his credit, McCoy's coach thinks that he can still win in the NFL:

Browns coach Pat Shurmur told an audience at the Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon on Monday that Weeden is "headed in the right direction'' for the starting job, but that he believes McCoy can still win in the NFL.

"Colt McCoy is a gritty guy," he said. "I think Colt McCoy is a fine football player and can play quarterback in this league. They’re both guys (Weeden and McCoy) that I want on this team and I want to see them compete. The best one will play when we play Philadelphia in September.''

Seneca Wallace is in the picture as well, though he's about as long a longshot as you can get to somehow outplay McCoy and Weeden for the job.

More on the Cleveland Browns and their pseudo-QB controversy can be found over at Dawgs By Nature. More news and analysis on the NFL in general can be found over at SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub.

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