We already covered what former Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said about future teams considering a player with existing fame coming to their team (i.e. where they failed with QB Johnny Manziel). Looking forward to this year's quarterback situation in Cleveland, though, the NFL Insiders, including Farmer and Adam Schefter, both noted that they would not discount veteran Josh McCown from emerging as the starter. Farmer in particular predicted that McCown will win the job. While I personally feel it'll be Robert Griffin III, I found the comments interesting since it's one of the first times we've seen a deviation from that line of thinking.
Adam Schefter: "Josh McCown should not be dismissed for the savvy veteran that he is."
Ray Farmer: "I lived it, I know it -- quarterback competition. It's what is going to happen in Cleveland, it's what is happening now. It's the reality -- quarterback, quarterback, quarterback, quarterback. From Austin Davis to Connor Shaw to McCown and RGIII, I think the reality is that for me, I think McCown fits more of who Hue Jackson is and what will inevitably happen. He'll end up playing because he fits the mold a little bit better."
What do you think, Browns fans? Is there a chance that McCown beats a healthy Griffin? And how could Farmer exclude Cody Kessler from the conversation of a starting role (I don't see him starting, but if you're going to toss "Austin Davis" and "Connor Shaw" in there, you'd think they'd all warrant a mention)?