have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Josh McCown, general manager Ray Farmer announced Friday.
McCown, 35, spent the past season -- his 12
in the NFL -- with the
, where he started 11 games.
"Josh is your consummate professional," Farmer said. "He's known to be a great guy in the locker room and will be great for the quarterback room. He knows how to get an entire offense on the same page and get a team to rally behind him. He has been exposed to a lot of different types of offenses and we think still has the drive and skill set to be a successful quarterback in this league."
McCown said he's excited to step into an environment where he can simultaneously compete for a starting job, while mentoring the Browns' young quarterbacks.
"I just want to serve our team and help everybody in that locker room, do my best to help everybody in the locker room be better at their job and they're going to help me, too. It's a two-way street," McCown said.