Posted by Will Brinson
The lockout is still very much on, which means we're still very much talking about where Kevin Kolb, the heavily-hyped Eagles backup quarterback, will end up playing in 2011.
Today's zany rumor -- the Cleveland Browns! -- comes to us courtesy of Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network.
"I’m going to go Cleveland [if I'm the Eagles]," Lombardi said. "I’m not buying the Colt McCoy love affair going on in Cleveland. I don’t know how you can have the love affair. I think with the extra pick they got from Atlanta, that first-rounder, it’s gonna be hard to beat them in a poker game."
That's an interesting take ... if the Browns a) don't believe in McCoy and b) DO believe in Kolb.
The latter is made more interesting by the fact that Lombardi, in the same article, said that "it's hard to watch tape on Kevin Kolb and think he's worth a first-round pick." Since, you know, it's kind of counterintuitive to think that Cleveland would give up a first-round pick for a guy that's not necessarily worth a first-round pick.
Whatever, it appears to be pointless anyway -- Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer cited a source on Saturday that says the "Browns won't pursue" Kolb.
That doesn't mean that the Browns have no interest in Kolb -- after all, Tom Heckert drafted him while in Philly a few years back.
But at this stage of the game, it seems pretty likely that you'll see Cleveland roll the dice with McCoy at least through 2011. His performance certainly justifies not risking a first-rounder on another relatively unproven signal caller.
Oh, and speaking of Colt McCoy, he recently filmed a little clip with Valvoline talking his rookie-year experience and football "guarantees," of which there really are none. Including, I suppose, the Browns trading for Kolb.
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