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How Long Can Josh McCown Keep Up the MVP Play for the Browns?

Browns fans, even the most pessimistic ones, are pushing their chests out these days after watching the performance of quarterback Josh McCown.

McCown has been sensational as the Browns starting QB thus far in 2015, and while the team is just 2-3, it’s not because of how McCown has played in those games.

Sure he was injured early in the first game against the Jets, but before that injury led the team on a long drive before he was knocked out with a concussion.

Many felt that Johnny Manziel should be kept as the teams QB after he led the Browns to a win the following week against the Titans.

More critics jumped to the surface after the Browns lost to the Raiders in McCown’s first game back.

Then, the light seemed to go on for the journeyman quarterback, and the last two weeks he’s been as lights out as any QB that’s been under center since maybe Bernie Kosar in the late 1980’s.

McCown has a 102.8 quarterback rating through four plus games, with six touchdowns and one pick. He’s throw two touchdowns in each of his last three games, and has thrown for 314, 356 and this last week in a wild 33-30 win over the Ravens threw for a franchise record 457 yards.

All in all, the QB continues to take it all in stride.

“It’s been a lot of ‘Congratulations’ and things like that,” McCown said Monday.

“It’s one of those deals where people are just being so supportive and a cool time you can sit and reflect to see how many people care about you and are rooting for you, praying for you all those things. Just appreciate everybody that’s reached out. It’s pretty cool.”

What’s been pretty cool is he’s quieted the talk of having the play second fiddle of Manziel, and also, at least for now, has given the Browns stability at the QB spot they haven’t seen in a long, long time.

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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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