The writing might seem like it's carved into the wall for McCoy, but Heckert says the Browns still believe in the QB.
"We like Colt," Heckert said Thursday, according to The Associated Press. "Left tackle's probably not where we'd go, but most other positions, if we find somebody we think is a really good player and is better than that guy, we're going to do it. But that's all positions. It's not Colt.
"We like Colt. We think Colt can play. I know everybody talked about the Washington deal, but it's not like you're saying Colt's a bad quarterback by doing that."
Maybe not, but the Browns' hard pursuit for the No. 2 overall pick in next week's NFL draft showed they were willing to bank on an unknown entity over continuing to develop McCoy. This wasn't the same as pursuing Peyton Manning.
"People talk about Ryan Tannehill flying up after his workout -- that's just simply not true," Heckert said. "He had a good workout, but to be honest with you, I haven't seen a whole lot of people who have bad workouts. He's a good football player."