Jersey Monday: Tim Couch

He was the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, a cannon-armed quarterback wearing Number 2 and touted as the new face of the franchise. But after years of failure, the team finally cut him loose, and he never played in the NFL again.

JaMarcus Russell? Probably, but we don't know if he'll get another shot -- he shouldn't, but he might. No, I'm describing Tim Couch, one of the worst NFL players for whom I own an NFL jersey. Couch started 59 games in five seasons with the Browns after being the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.He was 22-37 as a starter, including a surprisingly good 8-6 record in 2002. However, even in that season, Couch threw the same number of touchdowns (18) as interceptions (18), and he finished his career with 67 interceptions and 64 touchdowns.

As shitty as Couch was, I should probably apologize to him for associating him with Russell. Couch was better at just about everything. Just check out their career stats:

I don't know why I bought the Couch jersey, and I can't remember the last time I wore it (though I can say with certainty that I haven't worn it since I was in college). And I don't own another Browns jersey, so if I ever want to do another run of the entire league, this is the jersey that has to represent Cleveland football. So sad. I need a Jim Brown throwback.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile. And if this "reverse jinx" thing works tonight, expect me to keep it up for the rest of the playoffs.


  1. I wonder what you average would be assuming you made it to the n.f.l. as a starting they say those that can,,,,,,,,they do;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;those that can't usually just sit on thier fat ass and talk shit about they " man " they wanted to, what's up with that.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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