Browns To Stand Pat At Quarterback

The Browns got some awful news today when they learned that RG3‘s shoulder injury will sideline him for an extended period of time, perhaps even ruling him out for the remainder of the 2016 season. Still, Cleveland does not expect to go QB shopping. Head coach Hue Jackson says the Browns are “comfortable where we are” with the quarterbacks currently on the roster (Twitter link via Mary Kay Cabot of Josh McCown

If the Browns do stand pat, that means they’ll forge ahead with one-time starter Josh McCown under center. Behind him will be third-round rookie Cody Kessler and the team also has rookie Kevin Hogan on practice squad. It seems possible that Hogan could be promoted to the 53-man roster, though there is no official word on that yet.

McCown, 37, joined the Browns as a free agent prior to the 2015 season. In eight games, McCown completed 63.7% of his passes, threw for 2,109 yards, and had 12 passing touchdowns against four interceptions.

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5 comments on “Browns To Stand Pat At Quarterback

  1. Strauss

    Hey Brown, it’s a good thing you didn’t draft Wentz huh?

    • John Digg

      I see lots of people saying Browns passed on Wentz. However, they did not draft until after Wentz had already been picked. There is a huge difference between passing on a player (i.e., drafting another player when that player is still on the board) and trading down but never actually having a chance to draft a player. Wentz did not look bad against the Browns defense. My guess, though, is that Cody Kessler could have looked not bad against the Browns defense. Let’s wait a few more games to evaluate Wentz.

      • jdizzle

        Did the browns trade there pick to the Eagles? So in that case they did pass on him?

      • Apmonia

        The Browns traded the #2 pick in the draft so the Eagles could draft Wentz.

  2. akaydn

    I think the Browns passed on this season more than they did Wentz. That roster isn’t strong enough to support any rookie QB, Wentz included.

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