I’ll never forget the reaction I had when word broke back in February the Cleveland Browns were signing veteran quarterback Josh McCown. To summarize, said reaction was undoubtedly negative.
Fresh off a season where we watched Brian Hoyer excel before imploding, followed by then-rookie Johnny Manziel having one of the worst debuts in team history, the idea of McCown being any sort of fix at quarterback seemed laughable. At 36-years-old and coming off a miserable year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there was just no way the vet could be considered a solution.
McCown’s season with the Browns officially ended yesterday, when the team announced he suffered a broken collarbone in the Monday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Though he only started eight games, McCown was still able to prove something this year.