Quarterback-needy teams interested in Cleveland’s Josh McCown should probably look elsewhere.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cowboys were interested in McCown until they found out how high the Browns’ asking price was, and the Vikings shouldn’t even bother to ask unless they’re willing to part with a high pick.
It seems extremely unlikely that anyone will offer a high pick for the 37-year-old McCown, who is under contract for two more years at $4.375 million this year and $3.625 million next year. McCown is a solid veteran backup, but teams typically want more than “solid backup” if they’re going to trade away a high draft pick.
So the Browns are likely to hold on to McCown as the backup to Robert Griffin III.