Reports this week are saying that ex-Buccaneers QB Josh McCown visited the Browns training ground in Berea on Tuesday and Wednesday and is said to be contract talks. McCown has been a backup for most his career in the NFL and is the brother of former Cleveland QB Luke McCown. McCown was let go after one dissappointing season with the Buccaneers after going 1-10 in his games he started throwing 11TDs to 14INTs. If the Browns were to sign him, I would have serious doubts about how effective he would be and with his age he could not be expected to play more than one or two years. McCown has experience with the Browns new OC John DeFilippo playing under him in 2007 and would be able to help him implement his new scheme. If he were to be signed by the Browns, the hopes would be that he would be a mentor for the Browns two sophomore QBs, Johnny Manziel and Connor Shaw. If the Browns were to sign McCown it would have to be seen as a damning sign for QB Brian Hoyer as there is no realisitic way that the Browns could carry 4 QBs into next season.
After getting released by the Buccaneers on February 11th, McCown has been busy visiting Buffalo, Chicago and the New York Jets as well as the Browns. The Bills in particular are keen to bring in McCown with first round bust EJ Manuel being the only QB under contract for next year. McCown also has experience with Bills OC Greg Roman and QB coach David Lee.
Interesting note; If McCown were to be signed he would be 6 years older than QB coach Kevin O’Connell