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Browns: Backup QB plan

June, 6, 2012
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Assessing the Cleveland Browns' backup quarterback situation if Brandon Weeden is injured and misses time.

The Browns will have to determine who their backup is going to be this year because it's unlikely they'll keep both Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace. McCoy's showing as a starter last season didn't endear him to the front office. The Browns were looking for an upgrade all offseason after he finished with a 4-9 record in 2011 and the 25th-best quarterback rating. Still, McCoy has the potential and the mindset to serve as a capable backup. He's seven years younger than Wallace and has as many starts (21) as him. But Wallace has been a favorite of Mike Holmgren since their days in Seattle, which could give him the edge for the No. 2 spot. The problem is, Wallace looked ragged last year when he replaced McCoy (remember him not spiking the ball in Baltimore to stop the clock before halftime and set up a field goal) and has a 1-8 record as a starter the past three seasons.

Confidence rating (out of 100) if Weeden goes out for extended period: 46.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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