The 36-year-old starter attempted to play through the injury but couldn't go on. He did not return to the game. He was seen by reporters wearing a sling around his shoulder after the game.
Although the home crowd was buzzing in anticipation of a Johnny Manziel sighting, it was No. 2 quarterback Austin Davis who came on for the final eight minutes. Shortly after entering the game, Davis connected on a 42-yard touchdown bomb to Travis Benjamin to tie the game, 27-27, in the closing minutes.
McCown has been the least of Cleveland's worries this season, moving the offense consistently while generating a passer rating over 95.0 in eight starts.
If not for his age (36) and a fearless playing style bordering on recklessness, the Browns would have little reason to consider the perpetually enigmatic Manziel as an alternative going forward.