Browns quarterback McCoy starting over after concussion
Cleveland, OH, United States (AHN Sports) – Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy said he has already recovered from the season-ending concussion he sustained in December.
McCoy threw 14 touchdowns with 11 interceptions in 13 starts before suffering a concussion in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
McCoy received a brutal hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison, causing him to miss the final three games of the 2011-2012 season.
“I’ve completely come back from that,” McCoy added. “That was a tough hit, a tough recovery, but it’s gone well. I’ve seen a lot of doctors and have been cleared by everyone.”
The 25-year-old quarterback is not considering the arrival of Weeden as a challenge but rather a motivation that fuels him to improve.
McCoy, who guided the Texas Longhorns to the 2010 BCS national title game, is current battling with former Oklahoma State quarterback and No.22 pick Brandon Weeden for the starting spot in his third season as a pro.
“I did not want to make this about me vs. him,” McCoy told My San Antonio.com Sunday. “I wanted to make this about what’s best for the Browns. That’s how I’ve approached the job every day, and I really feel like I’ve worked hard and seen a lot of improvement.”