Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

McCown split first-team QB reps with Robert Griffin at the Browns' voluntary minicamp Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, McCown, who is coming off a broken collarbone, looked good during Tuesday's workout, while actually working before Griffin. That said, there is a solid chance that McCown could be traded or released by the Browns now that Griffin is on hand, so it's way too early to get a handle on the fantasy prospects of McCown, who turns 37 in July.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
4 months ago

The Broncos -- who have parted ways with both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler -- are thought to be open to pursuing McCown if they aren't able to acquire Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Robert Griffin now in the mix and the Browns thought be of a mind to draft a quarterback later this month, McCown appears expendable, with the report suggesting that the team may be able to land a late-round draft pick in exchange for the veteran QB, who is slated to earn base salaries of $4.375 million and $3.625 million over the next two seasons.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
4 months ago

McCown (collarbone) is a candidate to be moved following the Browns' addition of Robert Griffin, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, the 36-year-old signal-caller is expected to draw interest from several teams, including the Broncos. In any case, the Browns' signing of Griffin, coupled with chatter that the team might consider taking either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff with the No. 2 pick in next month's draft, would seem to indicate that McCown's days with the Browns may well be limited.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
6 months ago

McCown is recovering well from his broken collarbone and is hopeful that he'll receive clearance to work out in the near future, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCown endured an avalanche of ailments in the most recent campaign, missing one game due to a concussion, two more due to a rib injury, and the final five outings with a broken collarbone. Despite the misfortune on the injury front, he completed 186 of 292 passes for 2,109 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions in just eight games. With the troubles befalling Johnny Manziel, McCown appears to be the Browns' starting quarterback, especially with a contract in hand through the 2017 season.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
7 months ago

McCown, who finished the season on IR due to a broken collarbone, completed 186 of 292 passes for 2,109 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions on the year.

EDGE Analysis

It was back and forth all year for McCown, as his health and the behavior of Johnny Manziel typically dictated whether or not the 36-year-old veteran would see the field on a given week. He was relatively effective when the team turned to him, particularly in a 457-yard effort Week 5 in Baltimore, but the overall lack of offensive weapons ultimately limited what he was able to do with his opportunities. Furthermore, a concussion, shoulder and ribs injuries limited McCown at various points in the year. He's under contract with Cleveland through 2018, but the organization seems more likely to try younger options over the coming seasons in an attempt to find a long-term solution.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
8 months ago

The Browns placed McCown (collarbone) on injured reserve Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was announced Tuesday that McCown would be out for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone, and Wednesday's roster move confirms he will not play again this season. Head coach Mike Pettine has yet to announce who -- Austin Davis or Johnny Manziel -- will take over as the Browns' starting quarterback moving forward.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
8 months ago1 Comment

McCown (broken collarbone) will not play again this season, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news was confirmed by Browns head coach Mike Pettine, who chose not to disclose whether Austin Davis or Johnny Manziel will be the replacement. Davis filled in capably during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Ravens, but he doesn't offer much in the way of long-term upside. On the other hand, Manziel has made major strides since last season, but his recent off-field controversy led Pettine to drop him from first to third on the depth chart.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
8 months ago

McCown (collarbone) may miss the rest of the season, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns haven't provided any confirmation, but a broken collarbone is the most likely injury. If McCown can't play again this season, the team would then have to decide between Austin Davis and Johnny Manziel at quarterback, just one week after benching the latter for off-field reasons. Davis replaced McCown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Ravens, engineering a game-tying touchdown drive but also making a couple of key mistakes. There should be another update available at some point Tuesday.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
8 months ago

Head coach Mike Pettine said following Monday's game that McCown is dealing with "an issue with his collarbone," Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pettine did not elaborate any further on Mccowen's status, but McCown went to the locker room during the fourth quarter of Monday's game after suffering the injury and did not return. McCown will be evaluated further Tuesday, and if he misses any further action, Austin Davis is in line to take over as the Browns' quarterback with Johnny Manziel being demoted to third string.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
8 months ago

McCown exited Monday's game with an apparent right shoulder injury.

EDGE Analysis

McCown attempted to continue playing after taking a big hit during a fourth quarter possession, but he was in obvious pain after throwing a pass on the following possession and was forced from the game. Austin Davis, and not Johnny Manziel, took over at quarterback in McCown's place.