3. Call Josh McCown
If the Cleveland Browns were to suddenly find themselves desperate for a quarterback with some experience, they could look to a familiar face in Josh McCown. Of course, it might take some convincing because McCown could very well be done playing — again.
Last season, McCown had announced his retirement and went to the television side as an analyst for ESPN. That didn’t last long as the Philadelphia Eagles gave him a call when they lost Nate Sudfeld and Cody Kessler to injury.
McCown ended up playing a huge role for the Eagles as Carson Wentz was injured in their Wild Card game and the 40-year-old was called into action — in what was his first-ever playoff appearance. McCown delivered a gutsy performance for a team that was low on wide receivers due to injury as well and he completed 18-of-24 passes for 174 yards. Philly lost 17-9, but what was more impressive was McCown tore his hamstring early in the game and kept playing.
Browns fans remember him for being a warrior on the field as McCown was a guy who gave it his all every time he had the ball in his hands. He was 1-10 as the starter for Cleveland from 2015 and 2016 but was good for 3,209 yards with an 18-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Should McCown be called upon this season, he will be someone who can be trusted to give his team a chance to win the game.