Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown has called it a career, announcing Monday that he was retiring after 17 seasons in the NFL.
McCown made the announcement himself in a post on The Players’ Tribune. He played two seasons for the Browns in 2015 and 2016, starting 11 games in the two seasons.
In 2015 he went 1-7 as a starter, throwing 12 touchdowns to just four picks with a QB rating of 50.3 The next season he went 0-3 as a starter, throwing six touchdowns and six picks.
His lone win was a memorable one, as on October 11th of 2015 he threw for 457 and two scores in completing 36-of-51 passes in a 33-30 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens on the road.
McCown was a a third-round pick out of San Jose State by the Arizona Cardinals way back in 2002. He had a long career that saw him mostly as a backup for 10 different NFL teams as well as the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League.