Josh McCown is in no way this team’s savior.
He opened the season as Robert Griffin III’s backup, only to be the starter in Week 2 after Griffin’s injury. McCown went down with an injury of his own, keeping him out until Sunday’s game against the Jets.
He has only won one game with the Browns since joining the team in 2015, but he provides some stability to the offense when he is in the game. The problem is that McCown has been a career backup for a reason.
The veteran finished Sunday’s game with 341 passing yards and two touchdowns, but he also had two interceptions. He often tries to make the big play when it is just not there, making costly mistakes when this team cannot afford to make any.
He is a great person to have on the team to hold down the quarterback position when it is in a state of constant transition, but he is in no way someone who could lead this Browns team to the playoffs.
That is not entirely his fault, given the lack of talent around him, but fans should not expect too much when he takes the field. He is in there because of injuries to others, and needs a strong performance from the defense if he is going to pick up a victory. And once again, that was not the case for the Browns on Sunday.