The Browns appear to be on track to make it three starting quarterbacks in the first three weeks of the season.
Josh McCown hurt his left shoulder in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, but never left the game. He explained why in an emotional postgame press conference.
“It’s just not wanting to not be out there with your guys,” McCown said. “I have a dad and an older brother who get up and go to work and sometimes they don’t feel great and they go. They go and they grind. I have two little boys that are playing football now. They get hit and they get banged up, and I am trying to teach them what toughness means. For me, it’s those things and just knowing the window for me right now and understanding that I don’t want to miss snaps. I don’t want to be out there without my guys. Unless it is going to fall off, let’s try to make it work and make it go. That’s my mentality.”
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the team expects him to be “out awhile” based on how much pain he was in on Sunday, however. An MRI on Monday will provide further clarity on the situation.
If McCown is indeed out, third-round pick Cody Kessler would be the next man up on the current depth chart with rookie Kevin Hogan on the practice squad. The Browns could also look outside the organization to free agents like T.J. Yates and Jimmy Clausen or players on other practice squads like Aaron Murray, but none of those names create much confidence for the near future of the Cleveland offense.