Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy has beaten Drew Brees and Tom Brady in back-to-back games. The third-round draft pick also helped bring much-needed excitement and optimism back to Cleveland football.
Still, Browns coach Eric Mangini isn't ready to commit to McCoy for the rest of the year.
Mangini told Cleveland reporters Monday that McCoy is making the decision tough, but he's not ready to hand him the ball permanently. This comes one day after McCoy and the Browns pummeled the New England Patriots 34-14.
Veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace is expected to practice Wednesday, and Jake Delhomme could return to practice Thursday or Friday. Both suffered high-ankle sprains this season, which allowed McCoy to start.
But Delhomme has thrown just one touchdown and four interceptions this year and Wallace is 1-3 as a starter. McCoy lacks experience, but in three games he's 2-1 and has proved to give Cleveland (3-5) the best chance to win.
Is Mangini playing coy, or is he legitimately trying to decide whether to go back to Delhomme or Wallace Sunday against the New York Jets (6-2)? We probably won't know until later in the week.