The Cleveland Browns made the announcement Wednesday morning that QB Josh McCown has cleared the concussion protocol and will start this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
McCown was the Browns' starter through all of the offseason and training camp, but he suffered a concussion of the first drive of the game during Week 1. QB Johnny Manziel started in Week 2 and helped lead the team to victory with a couple of big throws to WR Travis Benjamin.
We conducted a poll of Browns fans on Monday about the quarterback situation. After nearly 5,000 votes, here were the results:
Only 17% of fans wanted QB Josh McCown to start, but 75% of fans felt that Pettine was going to go back to the veteran quarterback. The good news out of all of this is that Manziel had an opportunity to show how far he's come from last season. With some more weeks of getting to know the offense, if the time comes for him to take over the job later this year, I feel confident that he'll be ready. For now, the coaching staff must believe that McCown can manage the game well enough without turning the ball over.