Browns Working Out QBs Josh Rosen and AJ McCarron

Josh Rosen with the Cardinals in 2018
Josh Rosen with the Cardinals in 2018. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Cleveland Browns have Pro Bowler Deshaun Watson as their quarterback of the future, but that future most likely won’t start in Week 1 of the 2022 season. With Watson expected to receive a lengthy suspension due to off-the-field issues, the Browns are looking into ways to expand their QB room.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns brought in quarterbacks Josh Rosen and AJ McCarron for a workout on Thursday. While there is a possibility of both staying around for the training camp, Rosen seems to have already impressed Cleveland’s coaching staff and will ink a one-year deal.

Rosen entered the league in the 2018 NFL Draft as a 10th overall pick but had a rough time so far in the league. He spent time with five organizations in the past four years and failed to last anywhere longer than a season. He was a backup for the Atlanta Falcons in 2021, seeing the field in four games as a relief and completing two passes out of 11 attempted.

On the other hand, McCarron is a career backup who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans in the past. The 31-year-old player was also with the Falcons last year but spent the entire campaign on the sidelines after tearing his ACL during the preseason.

If Watson ends up being suspended, the Cleveland Browns will most likely have Jacoby Brissett as their Week 1 starter. Brissett signed on to be Watson’s backup in the offseason after playing for the Miami Dolphins last year.

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