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
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
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
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
#Browns Josh McCown remains in the concussion protocol and no announcement on his status is expected today
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
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
McCown expected to practice Friday. If that goes well, he hasn't lost the job and will likely get job back barring unforeseen changes
#Browns HC Mike Pettine said QB Josh McCown remains in concussion protocol, making progress.
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
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
#Browns Pettine said they view the QB situation the same today as going into last night: McCown is the starter.
#browns mccown had X-rays on right ring finger, negative but he jammed it. It's wrapped
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
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
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
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
Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told.
Josh McCown dining with Bears coach John Fox this morning.
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
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
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
NFL.com "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
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
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
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.
No change in the status of QB @JoshMcCown12. No surgery planned at this time. Getting better but most likely won't play this week.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirms Josh McCown is out for the Steelers game which is why Mike Kafka was promoted from the practice squad.
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
Bucs coach Lovie Smith says Josh McCown will remain his starter assuming he's healthy
#Bucs QB Josh McCown has an MRI this morning to figure out the damages to his thumb. Belief is it’s sprained, per source.
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
JoeBucsFan.com "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
Bucs' Lovie Smith, asked if Josh McCown is his quarterback: "Yes, he is."
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
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
NFL.com "Josh McCown acknowledged last week that he doesn't "want to be anywhere else" than Chicago, but his return to the Bears is far from a given. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that it "seems unlikely" that the backup quarterback will re-sign with the team on the..." March 07
Pro Football Talk "Josh McCown played quarterback in a lot of places over the course of his career before he landed in Chicago, but he never had more success than he did with the Bears last season. McCown said he isn’t sure why everything came together after Jay Cutler was injured last season, but his 13..." March 02
NFL.com "The Bears are locked in with Jay Cutler as their franchise quarterback, but Chicago's general manager said Thursday that the team wouldn't be opposed to drafting a rookie signal-caller if backup Josh McCown signs with another team. "We're open to drafting any position that would help us," Emery..." February 20
Chicago Tribune "The Bears secured a big piece of their quarterback puzzle earlier this month when they re-signed Jay Cutler to a deal that could keep him in Chicago through the 2020 season and pay him as much as $128 million when all is said and done. But there’s still more to be done on the quarterback front...." January 28
Bears free-agent-to-be QB Josh McCown, who some thought could retire this off-season, has no intention to retire now. Wants to keep playing.
Chicago Sun-Times "The topic of backup quarterback Josh McCown elicited the type of smile from starter Jay Cutler that only good friends can muster for each other. It was pleasant, a bit mischievous and sincere. ‘‘I’d like to see him come back,’’ Cutler said. And Cutler getting a seven-year deal from the Bears..." January 05
Emery says #Bears still want to re-sign Josh McCown. That has not changed.
Chicago Sun-Times "Josh McCown loves Christmas. The Bears quarterback listens to Christmas music to and from Halas Hall. His house is decorated, and the family put up the Christmas tree weeks ago. But coming and going from his Winnetka home the last few weeks has been torturous. The Christmas lights can..." December 25
Chicago Sun-Times "On their most dramatic night of the season, the Bears had a game without any. In the coldest temperature, the Bears didn’t sweat one out. And on an evening where a victory would tie the Lions for first place in the NFC North, the Bears finally had an easy win, steamrolling past the..." December 10
Chicago Sun-Times "Is it the quarterback or the offense? Bears coach Marc Trestman has neither the time nor the ego to take a bow. ‘‘I would never put it on the system,’’ he said. ‘‘I would put it more on the work ethic of the player, his focus on doing his job well. [Josh McCown is] detail-oriented, just like..." November 20
Trestman: "Jay is the QB of our football team and Josh is our backup quarterback. The three of us all know that. That hasn’t changed."
Chicago Tribune "The Bears are having no difficulty ignoring any outside chatter about whether Josh McCown should replace Jay Cutler as the first-string quarterback. "We know who our starting quarterback is," center Roberto Garza said Monday on the heels of McCown's second straight victory as a replacement for..." November 18
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown will start Sunday's road game against the St. Louis Rams because first-stringer Jay Cutler remains out with a sprained left ankle, coach Marc Trestman said Monday. McCown is 2-0 as a starter this season, defeating the Packers on Nov. 4 and the Ravens on..." November 18
Chicago Sun-Times "Jay Cutler probably doesn’t need to be reminded of his good fortune now that coach Marc Trestman, a quarterback guru, is at the helm, but ex-Raiders QB Rich Gannon — a former top student at the school of Trestman — will do it anyway. “The big thing for Jay Cutler is just realizing that you have..." May 24