On the first day of the NFL owners meetings Monday, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert stated that the team was "fine" with Colt McCoy as their starting quarterback. On Tuesday, head coach Pat Shurmur spoke with even more confidence for McCoy in an interview with Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer.
"At this point, he's our quarterback,'' said Shurmur. "We're looking forward to him being our guy and I'm looking forward to seeing him improve. We believe he has a chance to be a fine player in this league.''
In the interview, Shurmur gives McCoy the benefit of the doubt after last season's performance, citing the fact that injuries and the lockout prevented the young quarterback from fully learning the West Coast Offense. The article also implies that Shurmur stated that he didn't know his personnel very well at the beginning of last season, but that will change in year two.
Even though the Browns lost out on getting Robert Griffin III, they reportedly chose not to pursue any of the big-name free agent quarterbacks who were on the market. Per Cabot, the team will bring in quarterback Ryan Tannehill for a private workout, but it is pretty standard for teams to interview all of the top prospects (maximum of 30).
Be sure to check out the rest of Cabot's article, as Shurmur mentions a few draft prospects he is intrigued by, and dismisses the thought of using the Wildcat formation with Joshua Cribbs.
Hat tip to Kosar19, who posted about this as a FanShot.