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Cody Kessler will be Browns' fifth starting QB in last five games

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Cody Kessler joins the ranks of starting rookie QBs (0:50)

The Cleveland Browns are turning to Cody Kessler at starting quarterback against the Miami Dolphins as the Browns await the results of Josh McCown's shoulder MRI. (0:50)

BEREA, Ohio -- Cody Kessler not only will be the Cleveland Browns' third starting quarterback in three games this season, he is the fifth in the last five games going back to last season.

That's right. When Kessler starts on Sunday in Miami, he will be the fifth different Browns starting quarterback in five games.

Johnny Manziel started in Kansas City and Austin Davis started against Pittsburgh in the 2015 season finale.

This season, Robert Griffin III started the opener and Josh McCown Game 2. Both injured their left shoulder, which puts Kessler on the field Sunday against Miami.

According to Elias, the Browns are the second team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to start five different quarterbacks in five consecutive games.

This misfortune also happened to Atlanta in 1986 and 1987 when the Falcons started Turk Schonert, David Archer, Scott Campbell, Erik Kramer and Jeff Van Raaphorst in consecutive games.

In the sixth game, the Falcons started Kramer. Which means if the quarterback calamities continue for the Browns, they have the potential to be the first team to have six different quarterbacks in six games.

Atlanta also used four different quarterback in the first four games, so the Browns have yet to match the Falcons in that stretch of futility.

But if the infamous jersey were not retired, Kessler's would be the 26th name added.