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Former Browns Quarterback Josh McCown Announces His Retirement After 17 NFL Seasons

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.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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