Mike Evans Says He’d Bench Josh McCown

September 26th, 2015

McCownlaughWho outside of Cleveland is better qualified to weigh in on the Browns’ quarterback controversy than Mike Evans?

Evans played with both quarterbacks, career loser and 2014 Bucs starter Josh McCown, and Evans’ college QB, Johnny Football.

After a thrilling win last Sunday as the starter in Cleveland, Johnny Football has now been benched because McCown will return after an opening-day concussion.

This doesn’t sit well with Evans.

“I think the world of Josh, but as far as a starting job goes now, Manziel just came off a win,” Evans said on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week. “You know, the city’s buzzing about him. Everybody’s buzzing about him, won at home. I don’t know, man. I think they probably should have gave him one more chance [to start]. I mean, he won.”

Joe truly believes McCown is a hypnotist or a warlock. How else could one explain McCown’s ability to convince intelligent head coaches to ignore recent game film, career statistics (17-33 as a starter), and play him at an advanced age.

19 Responses to “Mike Evans Says He’d Bench Josh McCown”

  1. waterboy Says:

    I would agree. They already know what they have with McCown but Manziel is still young and has a lot more potential.

  2. Harry Says:

    I’m pulling for Manzeil. I like how he turned things around with his personal life. I would like to see him get the start. But McCown will screw up enough that Johnny will get another chance real soon

  3. Sumo Says:

    Not our problem. There are a bunch of guys in Cleveland that want to win. They’ll figure it out.

  4. DefenseRules Says:

    @Sumo … ‘Not our problem’.


  5. Cory collier Says:

    If you want to get a top draft pick you start Josh McCown period. If you honestly think that pro sports are NOT rigged then you are behind the curve.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    McClown should teach a seminar on how to rob the NFL owners of millions


    With either QB they’ll still suck.

  8. iamabuc Says:

    Like Joe, I wanted Manziel here, I like the guy and would like him to succeed. Although not against my Bucs (lol)! Clevand coaches seem clueless, just like Lovie at first. Not to say I’m giving Lovie a pass now, just that our team is making progress. The jury is still out there for him. But on topic, Cleveland should start Manziel, even the blind can see this, why not the coaches? They might want to protect him, but he’ll never learn unless he play, and I think he is ready, that ol is giving him good protection, so why not, like ME said , he won! WTF, Cleveland?

  9. DrHoagy Says:

    Does anybody think Josh is going survive as the starter for long?

  10. Howard Cosell Says:

    “Joe truly believes McCown is a hypnotist or a warlock. How else could one explain McCown’s ability to convince intelligent head coaches to ignore recent game film, career statistics (17-33 as a starter), and play him at an advanced age.”

    I laughed out loud. Pretty good way to sum it up. Although I was against
    the Bucs drafting JFF I’m willing to own up if he does well. I made fun of Joe’s
    Johnny love on several occasions.
    Still (and this will be my counter argument if JFF does well) we got the better
    Aggie Evans and the Messiah a year later, so grafting Manziel was never the best option

  11. Skyline Crew Says:

    I wouldn’t. Manziel didn’t do anything. Benjamin single handedly won that game. Return for a TD, 50 and 60 yd catch and a run. They got lucky the Titans D was bad.

  12. DraftJameis Says:

    My theory about the widespread use of journeyman QBs in the NFL is that these coaches see it as a way of protecting their jobs. Put yourself in Mike Pettine’s shoes: he knows McCown will flake. He knows Johnny will (probably) flake. So why not start McCown, so that way Johnny can’t prove himself? If the “jury is still out” with Manziel, and he’s on the bench, it gives Pettine ammunition to say to ownership “I deserve another year to see how Manziel develops.” And he would be right. If he lets Johnny inevitably prove that he’s not an NFL QB THIS YEAR, then Browns ownership will have all they need to fire Pettine at season’s end.

  13. DraftJameis Says:

    I’m not saying starting McCown is the right football decision, just opining that it’s more politics than football.

  14. bucsbedabest Says:

    After one of the worst performances for a QB in modern NFL history, for a 2 year $10,000,000 contract, $4,750,000 guaranteed, including a $1,000,000 roster bonus, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000, with the Buccaneers, Josh McClown signed a 3 year, $14,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $6,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,666,667. In the real world when you do not perform you get fired. In the NFL “fantasy” world you get a raise. Must be nice. Just like Johnny wins, Johnny loses starting job? What gives?

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    He’s like a reverse ringer. They want the #1 pick.

  16. Howard Cosell Says:

    McCown has obviously tapped into a niche market.
    It’s brillinat. He can get you the #1 pick while keeping
    the fans from revolting with his magic tears.

  17. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Im guessing when he signed he made it a point to be the starter. Its Probably in his contract.

  18. BucTrooper Says:

    Josh McCown obviously has pictures of someone in the NFL with a farm animal. It can’t be anything else.

  19. cmurda Says:

    @ Skyline,

    McCown can’t throw either of the 50 yd and 60 yd TDs that Benjamin caught. Somebody has to still throw him the ball for him to get those TD’s. This is a stupid decision and everyone including Browns fans know it. With that said, that’s Cleveland’s problem to deal with. We have our own.