Browns General Manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur made it clear Thursday night that the organization drafted Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden as its starting quarterback.


Heckert also said the team would discuss trading Colt McCoy. Such a move certainly could be made during the draft, which resumes today with the start of the second round at 7 p.m.


According to PackerReport.com, the Browns and the Green Bay Packers are considering a deal for McCoy. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported McCoy is not asking for a trade, though the Browns could move him.


However, nothing is certain at this point.


"I can categorically tell you that we have not engaged in any movement in regards to Colt," Browns coach Pat Shurmur told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Browns told McCoy on Thursday they would not take another quarterback in the first round. A Browns source said the report is inaccurate.


When asked during a news conference if Weeden is “the guy” at quarterback, Heckert said, “Yes, in our opinion he is. We took the kid at 22nd in the draft. We are hoping he is.


“Eventually he is going to be a starter for us. That’s why we drafted him.”


Shurmur even downplayed the notion that there could be an open competition at quarterback during training camp.


“I think that tonight is more or less about Brandon Weeden and less about the competition right now,” Shurmur said. “When we went through the process of evaluating him. We became very fond of him. We all did, from [owner] Randy [Lerner] to [President] Mike [Holmgren] to Tom [Heckert] and myself. We came away saying that this is a guy we’d like to have on our team, and that’s where we are at right now.”


Shurmur and Heckert seemed to be giddy about pairing Weeden with running back Trent Richardson, whom the Browns drafted third overall Thursday after trading up one spot.


“If we don’t hand [the ball] to Trent, then we are going to have Brandon throw it in there,” Shurmur said. “[Weeden] has displayed the ability to get his team in the end zone and win games. We all know the importance of the quarterback position and making sure that we address it to the point where we have the guy that we think is our guy as we move forward. That’s why we want him here.”


However, it's at least somewhat surprising the Browns drafted Weeden at No. 22 instead of waiting until early in the second round at No. 37. Weeden got a late start to his collegiate football career because he played minor league baseball for five seasons. Weeden, who will turn 29 on Oct. 14, is the oldest player ever to be picked in the first round of the common draft era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Schefter reported the Browns would have taken Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright at No. 22 if he had been available. The Tennessee Titans picked Wright at No. 20.


“When you are talking about a quarterback, we just didn’t think that it was worth taking a risk [by waiting until No. 37],” Heckert said. “Maybe something else you say, ‘Well all right if we get him, it’s no big deal.’ But with a quarterback, we just wanted to make sure we got him. There were some teams that we know were interested behind us, so we just decided to go ahead and pick him.


“We liked Kendall, we really did. Like I said, it is more so it was a quarterback. We liked Kendall and there were a couple of guys that we liked, but a quarterback is a quarterback, which I think that outweighs everything, at least in our opinion.”


And Weeden now outweighs McCoy in the minds of the Browns’ decision makers. Consequently, it appears McCoy's time with the Browns could be on the verge of expiring. Nothing, though, is guaranteed.