Josh McCown has a “chance” to return to the field in time for the Browns’ Week 8 matchup against the Jets, head coach Hue Jackson told reporters, including Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal (Twitter link). Jackson added that Cleveland will evaluate the quarterback position further on Monday.
If McCown is able to go next week, it’s possible that he would start under center, given that Cody Kessler left today’s game against the Bengals with a concussion. If Kessler can’t clear the league’s concussion protocol by next Sunday, McCown would likely start if healthy. If McCown needs more time, Cleveland would start Kevin Hogan, who threw for 100 yards and rushed for 104 more today.
The Browns’ quarterback situation this season has almost become comical, as injuries have forced the club to run through a multitude of options. Robert Griffin III, McCown, Kessler, Charlie Whitehurst, Hogan, and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor have all seen time at QB as Cleveland tries to find a healthy signal-caller.
McCown, 37, went 1-7 as a starter for the Browns last season. In his one game under center for Cleveland this year, the veteran completed 20 of his 33 passes and threw two touchdowns with two interceptions.
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