" And with the 1st pick in the 1999 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns select..."Tim Couch."
The Browns were on their way back into the NFL, having selected their franchise quarterback. A player who would likely be the cornerstone of the offense for the next 10 years. Right?
Well, let's see. The players we passed on to take Couch No. 1 overall: Donovan McNabb, Champ Bailey, Chris McAlister, and the Saints entire draft.
Couch had the potential to become a good quarterback if he would've had a line and some skilled position players to take the pressure off his shoulders.
The only player he had was Kevin Johnson, taken first in the second round that year. Couch put together numerous fourth-quarter comebacks during his tenure with the Browns, but the constant beatings his body took, week after week, proved to be more than he could handle.
After the Browns released him, he went on to try out for teams like the Bears, Packers and Jaguars not making the team on any of them. He would eventual call it quits after testing positive for steroids.