Cody Kessler, c’mon down.
Quarterback Josh McCown has been ruled out for this week’s game in Miami and Kessler will start in his place.
Head coach Hue Jackson, who was unable to provide specifics beyond saying it was a shoulder-clavicle issue for McCown, made the announcement Monday afternoon. McCown’s availability will be re-evaluated weekly going forward.
“This is pro football and these things happen,” Jackson said.
Jackson said the team will look to sign another quarterback and will work out quarterbacks on Tuesday.
Kessler is the third starting quarterback in as many games for the Browns, who lost Robert Griffin III to a broken bone in his left shoulder in week one and McCown to a left shoulder injury Sunday. He is also now the 26th since 1999.
The last team to start 3 different quarterbacks in their first 3 games of the season was the 2008 Chiefs according to Elias Sports. They went 2-14 and the last time the Browns were in this situation was 1988. They went 10-6 and made playoffs.
Kessler was sacked 7 times in the preseason.