• Josh McCown takes over as Browns starting QB "Johnny Manziel to serve as No. 3 option at position Veteran Josh McCown will start at quarterback and Johnny Manziel will serve as the third option moving forward, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday. Pettine informed McCown and Manziel of the decision after he spoke with Manziel,..." November 24

  • Josh McCown appears to be done talking about his demotion

    Waiting For Next Year "Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown addressed the local media on Monday following his team’s 30-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it wasn’t until Tuesday when head coach Mike Pettine officially named Johnny Manziel as the starter going forward. In what was his first interview since the..." November 20

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns QB Josh McCown listed as questionable for Sunday

  • 13d
    Daryl Ruiter @RuiterWrongFAN

    Josh McCown "progressing" will practice "some but be limited today" per Pettine

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine says Josh McCown will start Sunday over Johnny Manziel if healthy enough

    Akron Beacon Journal "If Josh McCown’s ribs cooperate, he’ll return to the role of starting quarterback Sunday when the Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. If those ribs don’t progress enough, Johnny Manziel will make his fifth NFL start and the second in as many games. Browns coach Mike Pettine outlined the plan..." November 10

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t ready to name starting quarterback

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine insisted Friday he isn’t trying to keep Johnny Manziel from being Johnny Manziel. Pettine also isn’t ready to make a decision about whether to start Manziel moving forward after the Browns fell to 2-7 with a 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday..." November 07

  • Austin Davis will back up Johnny Manziel with Josh McCown ruled out for Bengals game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Josh McCown wasn't exaggerating Tuesday when he said he breathing, sleeping and moving were difficult with his rib injury. McCown, who suffered the injury during Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Cardinals, has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Bengals with the..." November 05

  • Pettine not ready for youth movement, so Johnny Manziel will sit Thursday if Josh McCown’s injured ribs cooperate

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns are 2-6 at the season’s midpoint, and it would take a miracle to prevent their playoff drought from extending to 13 years. But coach Mike Pettine isn’t quite ready to turn the season over to Johnny Manziel and other young players stuck behind veteran starters, meaning Josh McCown..." November 02

  • Josh McCown to start vs. Cardinals

    ESPN "Browns quarterback Josh McCown will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source. McCown suffered shoulder and rib injuries after taking several hits from the St. Louis Rams defense last week. McCown was limited in practice Thursday. Johnny Manziel, who is being..." October 30

  • Josh McCown expects to start over Johnny Manziel vs. Cardinals, shoulder feeling better

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh McCown's right shoulder is feeling better and he expects to start Sunday against the Cardinals over Johnny Manziel, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group. As early as Monday, after he underwent an MRI on the shoulder, McCown felt he'd be ready to go by Sunday with some rest during..." October 28

  • Josh McCown on shoulder: We’ll see how it goes

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns finished Sunday’s game with Johnny Manziel at quarterback and they could have Manziel in the lineup to start against the Cardinals next Sunday as well. Josh McCown was forced out of the 24-6 loss to the Rams with a shoulder injury suffered when the Rams sacked him and forced a fumble..." October 26

  • Johnny Manziel replaces injured Josh McCown at QB for Browns

    ESPN "Johnny Manziel took over for an injured Josh McCown with 3:26 left in the game and the Cleveland Browns trailing the Rams 24-6. The Rams ended up winning by that final score. The Browns announced that McCown was out with a right shoulder injury. " October 25

  • Browns seeing payoff for burying Johnny Football

    New York Post "Mike Pettine was right for ignoring the cries to stick with Johnny Manziel when Josh McCown was sidelined with a concussion. McCown, as good of a “bridge” quarterback for the Browns as Ryan Fitzpatrick is for the Jets, established a franchise record with 457 yards passing in Sunday’s overtime..." October 13

  • Josh McCown suffers ankle injury

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Josh McCown limped around in the locker on a sore ankle after the 33-30 overtime victory over the Ravens and Joe Haden left the game with a concussion. The status of both for Sunday's game against Denver is unknown. Linebacker Scott Solomon, who played his first game of..." October 12

  • Browns Players Furious Over Johnny Manziel 'Put Him In the Damn Game'

    TMZ "It's not just the Browns fans who want Johnny Manziel to start at QB -- several Cleveland players are also calling for #2 ... telling TMZ Sports it's "f**ked up" he's still riding the bench. We spoke with 3 starting players on the Browns offense -- all of whom spoke on the condition of..." September 29

  • McCown brothers start on same day for first time since 2007

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a long road in the NFL for quarterbacks Josh McCown and Luke McCown. Born in the same month two years apart, 36-year-old Josh and 34-year-old Luke will start on Sunday for the Browns and Saints, respectively. As PFT Live producer Rob “Stats” Guerrera quickly determined when I blurted..." September 27

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine’s decision to stick with Josh McCown as starting QB disappoints backup Johnny Manziel

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine chose to stick to the organization’s original plan at quarterback instead of riding the hot hand, so he named Josh McCown the starter upon the veteran’s return from a concussion and sent Johnny Manziel back to the bench Wednesday. “Obviously, I’m not going to sit here..." September 24

  • Josh McCown to start over Johnny Manziel against Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "The Johnny Manziel era in Cleveland is going to have to wait a while longer. On Wednesday, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced that veteran quarterback Josh McCown has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will get the start against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. There was speculation..." September 23

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Josh McCown remains in the concussion protocol and no announcement on his status is expected today

  • Manziel will start Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns announced Friday morning that Johnny Manziel will be their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game vs. the Titans. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that veteran starter Josh McCown would probably start if he was cleared by doctors Friday, but before the Browns took the practice..." September 19

  • Josh McCown expects to be cleared to practice today

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have already said Josh McCown would start if he’s cleared by an independent neurologist. And it seems that may happen today. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a source close to McCown expressed confidence he’d be cleared from his concussion and would..." September 18

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    McCown expected to practice Friday. If that goes well, he hasn't lost the job and will likely get job back barring unforeseen changes

  • 69d
    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine said QB Josh McCown remains in concussion protocol, making progress.

  • Johnny Manziel gets in after Josh McCown injury, immediately throws TD

    Yahoo! Sports "If Cleveland Browns wanted to patiently wait for Johnny Manziel to play, that plan got thrown out the window in a hurry. In the first quarter of the season opener, Browns starter Josh McCown tried leaping into the end zone, but he got hit from the side and violently spun around as he..." September 13

  • Mike Pettine: 'We feel good about where Johnny Manziel is as the No. 2'

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns say they feel good about Josh McCown being No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart, but they're not ready to declare him the starter. "I'm not into guaranteeing or announcing a game-week starter," coach Mike Pettine said Friday in a conference call with the Cleveland media the..." August 22

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine said they view the QB situation the same today as going into last night: McCown is the starter.

  • 95d
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns mccown had X-rays on right ring finger, negative but he jammed it. It's wrapped

  • Pettine says Josh McCown is 'firmly the No. 1' QB: Is he really the answer?

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine, while speaking with Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB, stated once again that there is no quarterback competition in Cleveland because Josh McCown will be the team's starting quarterback. “What has helped this year is Josh knowing he is firmly the No. 1,” Pettine..." August 13

  • Browns open OTAs with Josh McCown starting, Johnny Manziel as the backup

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns opened organized team activities on Tuesday and wouldn't you know it, people are interested in the quarterback depth chart. Free agent acquisition Josh McCown opened workouts by taking reps with the starters while second-year player Johnny Manziel worked with the second team,..." May 27

  • McCown ready to embrace leadership role for Browns

    Fox Sports Ohio "When Mike Pettine was first hired as the Browns head coach on Jan. 23, 2014, he said he wasn't about winning press conferences. It was more important to win football games starting in September. It is easy to see why Pettine liked new quarterback Josh McCown and brought him in to hopefully..." April 21

  • Bills, Josh McCown working on a contract, per report

    Buffalo Rumblings "It's been well over a week since Josh McCown made a free agent visit with the Buffalo Bills, but the team is reportedly working on a contract with the veteran quarterback - and could have a deal wrapped up this week. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News is reporting that the Buffalo Bills and free..." February 26

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Josh McCown dining with Bears coach John Fox this morning.

  • Browns may pursue QB Josh McCown

    Waiting For Next Year "The one constant we have in a Browns offseason is the everlasting search for a franchise quarterback. Or even an average quarterback, for that matter. We have already had suggestions that owner Jimmy Haslam is open to pursuing a new starter, rumors that a new QB could be had via trade up for..." February 18

  • Josh McCown presents Bears with curious QB situation

    CSN Chicago "The Bears currently have only David Fales under contract for 2015 behind Jay Cutler on their quarterback depth chart. Jimmy Clausen’s one-year contract is in force for a few more weeks but beyond that lies the free-agency market – and now, Josh McCown. McCown hits that market for the second..." February 12

  • Released veteran QB Josh McCown could be on Jets’ radar

    New York Post "Potential veteran competition for Geno Smith is now on the market after the Buccaneers released quarterback Josh McCown on Wednesday. McCown, 35, certainly is no stranger to the Jets. The 12-year pro was scheduled to visit the Jets last offseason before canceling at the last minute to sign with..." February 12

  • Buccaneers Release QB Josh McCown "It now appears certain that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the 2015 season with a different starting quarterback than the one who was under center at the end of 2014. On Wednesday, the Buccaneers released veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who started 11 of the team's 16 games last season,..." February 11

  • Bucs bench Mike Glennon, return to Josh McCown

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers have made another change at quarterback. Mike Glennon, the second-year player who has started the last five games, announced on Buccaneers radio affiliate WDAE this evening that he has been benched. Josh McCown, who started the first three games of the season, is back to the top..." November 05

  • Bucs coach Lovie Smith thinking about starting QB Josh McCown again

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith is getting ready to crank up the not-so-merry-go-round at quarterback. Saying his 1-7 team needs better play under center, the Bucs coach is contemplating going back to starter Josh McCown. Smith admitted he considered replacing struggling quarterback Mike Glennon with McCown..." November 04

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Update on Josh McCown's injured thumb: Said he still hasn't done any football activities with throwing hand. Won't say when he could return.

  • 419d
    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    No change in the status of QB @JoshMcCown12. No surgery planned at this time. Getting better but most likely won't play this week.

  • 425d
    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirms Josh McCown is out for the Steelers game which is why Mike Kafka was promoted from the practice squad.

  • Josh McCown (thumb) will try to play, but Mike Glennon likely to start

    CBS Sports "After hurting his thumb last Thursday vs. the Falcons, it was reported that Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown could miss several weeks because of the injury. But hope -- a little sliver of it, anyway -- remains that he possibly could return to the field this Sunday vs. the..." September 24

  • 431d
    Roy Cummings @RCummingsTBO

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith says Josh McCown will remain his starter assuming he's healthy

  • 431d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs QB Josh McCown has an MRI this morning to figure out the damages to his thumb. Belief is it’s sprained, per source.

  • McCown's mistakes not what Buccaneers bargained for

    Tampa Tribune "Something had finally clicked. That was the Buccaneers' assessment. They even had the data to prove it. It was right there in the NFL record book, where Josh McCown's one interception in 224 pass attempts last season left him with a 0.4 interception percentage that ranks second all-time. Who..." September 18

  • McCown Lands A Brees Comparison At One Buc "Don’t think starting quarterback Josh McCown is the pulse and absolute leader of the Buccaneers? Well, you Mike Glennon Mobsters (and you know who you are) might want to hear these words of a Tampa Bay linebacker. Plugging his New Jersey life skills and football youth camp recently on..." June 27

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Bucs' Lovie Smith, asked if Josh McCown is his quarterback: "Yes, he is."

  • Tampa Bay Adds McCown To QB Competition

    Pewter Report "Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith added the veteran quarterback to the mix at the position that he wanted when Tampa Bay signed Josh McCown to a two-year contract. McCown will compete with Mike Glennon, who started the final 13 games of his rookie season in 2013, for the starting job in Tampa Bay..." March 12

  • Josh McCown: 'To leave Chicago .. I'm looking to compete to start'

    CBS Sports "With free agency officially opening Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, not many observers expect there to be much movement on what appears to be a weak quarterback class. Aside from Michael Vick, there aren't really any names on that list that would cause a team to throw open its pocketbook (and maybe not even..." March 10