After benching him in the third quarter of Thursday night’s loss at Baltimore, Browns coach Hue Jackson said rookie Cody Kessler remains the team’s starting quarterback.
Jackson said after the game that he removed Kessler in favor of Josh McCown because the Browns “needed a spark” and that he “wasn’t going to keep watching missed plays.”
McCown came in and threw two interceptions. McCown finished 6-of-13 for 59 yards. Kessler finished 11-of-18 for 91 yards and threw the Browns’ only touchdown pass of the game in a 28-7 loss.
The Browns finished the game with 144 total yards.
The Browns are 0-10 and play again Nov. 20 at home against the Steelers. Robert Griffin III, the team’s starter entering the season, threw some passes before Thursday night’s game and remains eligible to be activated from the team’s injured-reserve list if he’s medically cleared.
Jackson said Griffin is “getting closer” but said it’s too early to say if Griffin will play again this season.
Somebody has to play in these last six games, and Jackson has to keep chasing a win. So, stay tuned — if you’re feeling especially brave.