BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Josh McCown will start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns against the New York Jets on Sunday.
The 14th-year pro has been sidelined since Sept. 18, when he broke his left collarbone in a home game against Baltimore. McCown began the season as the backup to Robert Griffin III before both injured their non-throwing shoulders.
McCown was medically cleared to play earlier in the week, and coach Hue Jackson formally chose him as the Sunday starter following the team’s morning walkthrough.
The winless Browns have used six quarterbacks in their first seven games, including starters Griffin, McCown and rookie Cody Kessler.
Third-round pick Kessler suffered a concussion last week at Tennessee and remains in the NFL’s head trauma protocol. He had been Cleveland’s starter since Week 3.