The Colt McCoy trade rumors heated up as soon as the Browns handed in their No. 22 pick on Thursday night, adding Brandon Weeden. Tom Heckert acknowledged on Thursday evening that the the front office had not yet talked about trading McCoy, but did say those were discussions they would have that night. Then, reports surfaced on Friday morning that the Browns and Packers had initiated talks about a potential trade for McCoy.
Pat Shurmur denied the reports about talks already ongoing, via @MortReport:
"I can categorically tell you that we have not engaged in any movement in regards to Colt"- Browns head coach Pat Shurmur— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 27, 2012
Mike Holmgren equivocated when asked about McCoy's future with the club, telling Tony Grossi he may still stick with the club. Via Tony Gross of 850 ESPN Cleveland WKNR:
Browns President Mike Holmgren did not speak in front of the media at the press conference introducing Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, but I had a few words with him. I asked about whether the team would be able to trade Colt McCoy. Holmgren answered: "I don't know. He might be here. We'll see."
As for McCoy himself, he reportedly said this morning that he's not seeking a trade, and wants to come in to camp and compete for the starting job with the 28 year-old Weeden. Via @JasonLaCanfora:
Colt McCoy not seekin trade, ready to compete with Weeden. Browns could move him (GB and PHI have explored drafting QBs) but McCoy not askin— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 27, 2012