The Browns’ list of starting quarterbacks since 1999 grew to 26 when Cody Kessler ascended to the top job earlier this season, but it doesn’t look like the team will need to move on to No. 27 against the Titans in Week Six.
Kessler had to leave Sunday’s loss to the Patriots due to rib and chest injuries and coach Hue Jackson said after the game that x-rays showed no breaks. More evaluation was set for Monday and Jackson said the rookie was “day-to-day.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kessler “checked out OK” and is expected to be back in the starting lineup against Tennessee. Kessler was 5-of-8 for 62 yards and a touchdown against New England before he got hurt.
Charlie Whitehurst replaced Kessler and went 14-of-24 for 182 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He appeared to hurt his knee near the end of the game and former starter Josh McCown is recovering from a broken collarbone. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor moved back to his former role and threw three passes during the game as well.