Terrelle Pryor, WR Cleveland Browns

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Browns still see Josh McCown as QB starter

Monday, July 27, 2015, 5:50pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Browns coach Mike Pettine views veteran journeyman Josh McCown as the team’s projected starting quarterback, former first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel as the clear-cut No. 2 and converted wide receiver Terrelle Pryor as a former signal caller who might eventually moonlight at the position.

Atop the depth chart, it’s status quo at the game’s most important position. As the Browns wrapped up mandatory minicamp in mid-June and prepared for vacation, Pettine and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo made it clear McCown was the favorite to start the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the New York Jets.

“I don’t think anything’s changed,” Pettine said. “The repetitions will be handled that way, with Josh as the one. Now I wouldn’t say I’m guaranteeing today that Josh McCown is going to be the starter against the Jets. A lot can happen in a preseason.”

Fantasy Impact:

Pettine didn't rule out Manziel making a move, but did note there is a clear separation between McCown and Manziel right now. McCown is 31st on our QB rankings and isn't getting a lot of attention in drafts.

2015 Strength of Schedule - CLE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
@NYJ
17
TEN
16
OAK
25
@SD
30
@BAL
13
DEN
19
@STL
7
ARI
3
@CIN
31
@PIT
BYE30
BAL
3
CIN
26
SF
1
@SEA
9
@KC
31
PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

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