Per usual, the veteran is saying all the right things.
"Right now, it's come in and compete and show up, so that's what I'll do," McCown said Thursday on NBC Sports Radio, via Pro Football Talk. "If that changes, that changes, and I'll go to that next place and compete there as well. ... I'll go with that mindset, and if they see differently and I am traded or moved along, I'll appreciate my time there and then go embrace the next opportunity."
While he has lost a lot of games on some bad teams the last few seasons, McCown's stats depict a quarterback who can perform at a replacement level. Teams could do a whole lot worse than a year of Josh McCown.
Past three NFL seasons:
Fitzpatrick: 39 games; 61.5 completion percentage; 7.3 avg.; 1.77 TD/INT ratio
McCown: 27 games; 62.1 completion percentage; 7.3 avg.; 1.9 TD/INT ratio
"You want to compete and you want to have a shot to play, and so if a guy comes in and he's perceived to be the starter, as a competitor, you don't like that," McCown said. "But at the same time, understand that when you go through a coaching change and a restructuring of the organization, they're going to do whatever they can to help this football team be better. And so as a Cleveland Brown, I'm all for that and I'm behind that 100 percent, so we welcome Robert into the quarterback room as a part of our team, and I'll do everything I can to help Robert."