The Denver Broncos are in desperate need of a quarterback, and it’s really starting to show.
The defending Super Bowl champions lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to the Houston Texans this offseason, and as of now, it looks as though they’ll have to turn to Mark Sanchez, who they acquired via trade from the Philadelphia Eagles.
But the Broncos reportedly are considering trading with the Cleveland Browns for Josh McCown.
If the Broncos can’t work out a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for Colin Kaepernick, then they’re willing to either make a deal for McCown or sign him if he’s released, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reported Friday. McCown is the Browns’ backup again after the team signed Robert Griffin III.
McCown adds to a long list of signal-callers Denver has gone through as a solution to its quarterback problem this offseason. The Broncos reportedly were interested in RGIII before Cleveland signed him, talked to Johnny Manziel recently — Cabot said that’s not happening — and reportedly still are considering Kaepernick, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick and Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, per ProFootballTalk.
In eight games for the Browns last season, McCown, 36, threw for 2,109 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions.
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Thumbnail photo via Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown scrambles away from Baltimore Ravens defensive end Chris Canty (99) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports