Browns quarterback Josh McCown will see an old friend Sunday – Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. McCown had the best season of his career in 2013 with the Bears, when Trestman was their head coach. Subbing for an injured Jay Cutler, McCown played in eight games in 2013 and had a 109.0 passer rating with 13 touchdown passes and just one interception.
McCown still speaks highly of Trestman two years later.
“I’ve played for so many coordinators,” McCown said during a conference call. “Getting with Marc, for me, was just real settling because of the type of person he is, first and foremost, and then just his offensive mind. The way he sees the game and understands the game and sees offensive football, it’s very similar to me, and so it just clicked for me. The verbiage, the way he talked about things, it just made sense. He was huge for me. I’ll always feel indebted to him.”
However, McCown will be on the opposite sideline Sunday, as the Browns attempt to win in Baltimore for the first time since 2007. Two years ago with the Bears, McCown led Chicago to a 23-20 win over the Ravens. At 1-3, the Ravens can’t afford to let McCown beat them again.