“It’s a matter of getting away with my family and talking to them,” the 37-year-old said. “Every year since my [oldest] daughter’s been in high school, we’ve always discussed it. It hasn’t been a very long conversation, necessarily, but we’ve always discussed it because [family] is my priority. She’s a senior, will be going to college next year. We’ll do what we always do — think about it, pray about it, and try to make the best decision we can.”
McCown is signed through 2017 and he says his plan is to “honor” the contract, but he admits that he is thinking about spending more time with his family and the Browns might him loose before March 11 when he is due a $750K roster bonus. The rebuilding Browns could drop McCown to clear a spot for a younger quarterback on the depth chart, though it may also behoove them to keep him as a backup. After all, his salary of $3.625MM is pretty reasonable and he does offer experience at a paper thin position.
After suffering two broken collarbones and going through two trying years with the Browns, no one would blame McCown for calling it a career.
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