Cleveland’s revolving door at quarterback has opened again for Josh McCown.
Browns coach Hue Jackson is optimistic that McCown will be available this week for the first time since breaking his left collar bone in September.
“All signs are pointing in that direction,” Jackson said when asked if McCown would start on Sunday versus the New York Jets, per Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
McCown was medically cleared on Wednesday. His clearance comes at a necessary time for the Browns with rookie quarterback Cody Kessler still in concussion protocol. Kessler’s concussion is expected to keep him out this week.
McCown return is a glimmer of good news for the winless Browns. The 14-year veteran quarterback is a respected leader in Cleveland’s talent-deprived locker room.
With McCown’s return, the Browns have some sort of stability at the quarterback position — by their standards. In nine games with Cleveland, the quarterback has 14 touchdowns to go with six interceptions.
Cleveland was the epicenter of sports this week due to the Cavaliers and Indians. Maybe the 0-7 Browns can join the party by finally delivering in the win column.