Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has been unable to do much of anything football-related since sustaining a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 8. And, 13 days after he suffered that concussion on a hit by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, he still hasn’t been cleared to practice.
With news like that, it seems highly unlikely that McCoy will be able to play again this season. And why should he? The team is obviously going nowhere this season – there is no reason to rush him back and have him potentially suffer a setback.
Back-up Seneca Wallace is a capable quarterback and should be able to simply get the Browns through these last two games against their AFC North rivals.
Head coach Pat Shurmur did not comment on whether or not McCoy saw a head trauma specialist, but did say that the quarterback has been evaluated by a number of doctors.
Either way, there’s no denying that Colt McCoy suffered a serious head injury during that Steelers game. Based on that knowledge, it would be a smart – and likely the right – move to simply shut McCoy down for this season and think ahead to the future.