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13 Josh McCown QB

Cleveland Browns

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Browns OC: Josh McCown has edge over Johnny Manziel for Week 1
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

While the Browns are nearly three months away from their regular-season opener, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the team would start quarterback Josh McCown over Johnny Manziel if the season opened Thursday, reports Cleveland.com.

"I'm gonna echo coach [Mike] Pettine's words, because he and I are on the exact same page about this," DeFilippo said. "I don't see a change for right now going into training camp. I just don't. I think Josh is playing at a high level right now. I think Josh is doing the things we want him to do. There's a long time before we kick off against the Jets. There's four preseason games to play."

Although McCown is ahead of Manziel on the depth chart after the team's offseason program, DeFilippo said a lot could change before the season starts.

"Last year I was at a place where we were sold on a starter, too [in Matt Schaub], and then a rookie [Dererk Carr] came in and outplayed him in the preseason," he said. "I think coach said [Thursday] there were 86 days or something like that until we kick off against the Jets. So 86 days in the NFL world is an eternity. For right now, if we were lining up against the Jets tomorrow, which we're not, I wouldn't see that changing, no."

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Browns' Josh McCown not bothered by 'game manager' label
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Browns quarterback Josh McCown brushes off the negative connotation around phrases like "game manager" and "building around the quarterback," per the team's website.

"That stuff doesn't bother me," McCown said after Tuesday’s OTA. "We're trying to win a championship. You can call it what you want to call it. I just want to win football games. That's my main focus. I understand who I am and how I want to go about winning football games. That's the key for us."

Coach Mike Pettine understands why McCown was attracted to Cleveland as a potential landing spot this offseason.

"I think he sees that as potentially a way to win football games," Pettine said. "I think virtually any quarterback in the league, if we said, ‘Hey, we want to get you in second-and-5 and not second-and-11. We want to get you in third-and-2 and not third-and-8,’ I think they’d all be appreciative of that."

McCown also had praise for his new offensive line after getting to work with the unit.

"I knew they were physically good, you see it on tape, but these guys are so smart," McCown said. "It's rare to get a group of five guys that can really see the field the way they do. I've said this all along, they were a big reason why I wanted to come here. After being with them now the last five or six weeks, had I known it was this good, I might not have even had to take a visit (before signing). They're really sharp. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them."

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Browns declare Josh McCown starter, Johnny Manziel needs to focus on self
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Browns head coach Mike Pettine declared Josh McCown the team's number one quarterback. 

"We’re not going to start talking competition," Pettine said, per the Chronicle-Telegram. "Josh will more than likely be the starter going into camp, and in the foreseeable future I don’t see that changing."

Last year's first-round draft pick, Johnny Manziel, spent 10 weeks in rehab after a disappointing rookie season. Pettine said he didn't need to worry about competing for the starting job at this point. 

"We want him, essentially, with horse blinders on," he said. "Focus on his job, getting up every day, perfecting his craft, whatever it is, homework that the quarterbacks have or come out and working on his footwork, his releases. That he’s much more concerned about himself than really anything else."

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Browns' Pettine: Josh McCown favorite to enter camp as starter
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Browns coach Mike Pettine said in a radio interview Monday that it's "fair to say" that Josh McCown will enter camp as the team's starting quarterback, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Pettine had said in April that he wasn't ready to name McCown the likely starter for anything, but after the Browns came out of draft weekend without a new quarterback on the roster, it appears the former Buccaneers starter is in line to open camp atop the depth chart at the position.

McCown started 11 games with the Buccaneers last season, completing 56.3 percent of his passes while throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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Report: Browns looking to add another quarterback
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Browns are not done just yet in their search for quarterback talent, according to ESPN.com. Cleveland is reportedly looking to add at least one more quarterback through the draft or free agency.

The Browns made their signing of Josh McCown to a three-year deal official last week, but appear to want another to go along with him and Johnny Manziel.

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Schedule
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2002Arizona Cardinals2018738.9663.6726025/501010.2
2003Arizona Cardinals831669557.210186.13605625/17411270.3
2004Arizona Cardinals141340823357.125116.1548111031/26330374.1
2005Arizona Cardinals9627016360.418366.804991118/10123674.9
2006Detroit Lions2000---0---0000/000---
2007Oakland Raiders9919011158.411516.0646101114/9212369.4
2008Carolina Panthers2000---0---0000/000---
2009Carolina Panthers106116.720.332001/60039.6
2011Chicago Bears32553563.64147.5349247/435168.3
2012Chicago Bears0000---0---0000/000---
2013Chicago Bears8522414966.518298.178013111/37213109.0
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers111132718456.322066.7556111436/23528670.5
TOTAL6949166497858.8110336.63806159148/10011312476.1
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2002Arizona Cardinals2012020.020011
2003Arizona Cardinals83281585.616108
2004Arizona Cardinals1413361123.112209
2005Arizona Cardinals96291394.812007
2006Detroit Lions2000---0000
2007Oakland Raiders99291434.924029
2008Carolina Panthers204-3-0.80000
2009Carolina Panthers1000---0000
2011Chicago Bears3212685.728015
2012Chicago Bears0000---0000
2013Chicago Bears8513695.320115
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers1111251275.1163010
TOTAL69491778334.7287554
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2002Arizona Cardinals2000---00000
2003Arizona Cardinals8300---00000
2004Arizona Cardinals14131-5-5.0-50000
2005Arizona Cardinals9600---00000
2006Detroit Lions202157.580000
2007Oakland Raiders9900---00000
2008Carolina Panthers2000---00000
2009Carolina Panthers1000---00000
2011Chicago Bears3200---00000
2012Chicago Bears0000---00000
2013Chicago Bears8500---00000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers111100---00000
TOTAL69493103.380000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2002Arizona Cardinals200.000000.0000
2003Arizona Cardinals811.000000.0000
2004Arizona Cardinals1422.000000.0000
2005Arizona Cardinals922.000000.0000
2006Detroit Lions200.000000.0000
2007Oakland Raiders900.000000.0000
2008Carolina Panthers200.000000.0000
2009Carolina Panthers100.000000.0000
2011Chicago Bears300.000000.0000
2012Chicago Bears000.000000.0000
2013Chicago Bears800.000000.0000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers1111.000000.0000
TOTAL6966.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2002Arizona Cardinals211000000
2003Arizona Cardinals8102040040
2004Arizona Cardinals14125020020
2005Arizona Cardinals953000000
2006Detroit Lions200000000
2007Oakland Raiders9113030030
2008Carolina Panthers200000000
2009Carolina Panthers100000000
2011Chicago Bears320020020
2012Chicago Bears000000000
2013Chicago Bears831020020
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers11104050050
TOTAL69541901800180
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/218
Birthdate:
7/4/1979
Age:
36
Hometown:
Jacksonville, TX, USA
School:
Sam Houston State
NFL Experience:
13
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
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2016 Super Bowl
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