Most disappointing Cleveland Browns quarterbacks: 15. Luke McCown (2004)
The younger brother of Josh McCown — who has become a bit of a folk hero in Cleveland — Luke McCown was actually the first member of the family to wear the orange and brown. Luke McCown was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Louisiana Tech which happened to be during the same time that Josh McCown was gaining popularity with the Arizona Cardinals.
Luke was never expected to be a star but the Browns hoped he could be developed into a decent backup. Unfortunately, they ended up giving up on him rather quickly as they were apparently unimpressed with what they saw in his rookie campaign.
McCown was pressed into action as a rookie and completed just 49 percent of his passes for 608 yards with four touchdowns and seven picks. He was also sacked 12 times and fumbled twice. Worst of all, the team lost all four starts with McCown.
Like many of the quarterbacks on this list, McCown was one-and-done in Cleveland. He was traded away for a sixth-round pick in the offseason, ending up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What might have been more frustrating was that McCown played until 2015, proving he had the smarts to be a reserve in the NFL. Cleveland just gave up after a small sample size.