So long Colt. We hardly knew ya!

The Cleveland Browns reportedly are trying to trade QB Colt McCoy.

Mike Holmgren said,

“I think (Colt’s) a wonderful young man, and a good football player. And if you are asking me to say was it fair last year? He had a tough go and he didn’t get as much help as I thought he was going to get. But heck, that’s football.”

Yep, “That’s football!” That’s life in the NFL nowadays.

McCoy was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns as the 85th overall player selected. He has only played in 21 total games, having started eight games his rookie season and starting another 13 games in his sophomore campaign before a concussion he suffered against the Steelers ended his season after Week 14. In those 21 games, he has completed nearly 60% of his passes and thrown for over 4,300 yards without having a significant playmaker at the wide receiver position and least we forget, the Browns running attack took a serious hit last year after Peyton Hillis went down. Hardly enough time for a player to showcase his abilities without the proper players around him. Yet, his time in Cleveland appears to be up.

Now it is being reported that the Browns tried to trade McCoy during the draft but there were no takers. And after drafting Brandon Weeden, the 28-year old rookie out of Oklahoma State, 22nd overall in the 1st round of this year’s draft, the Browns are apparently set to part with McCoy.

Do not let the Cleveland Browns fool you about their intentions regarding Colt McCoy. They know Colt is getting a raw deal but in the words of Holmgren, “That’s football!”

So in the future when a player comes to the Browns front office and wants Holmgren to renegotiate a contract, it would be only fitting if that player uses Holmgren’s words against him.

Remember Mike, “That’s football!”