After distinguishing himself as a Heisman Trophy finalist at the University of Kentucky, the Cleveland Browns picked Couch first overall in the 1999 NFL draft. Couch started his second game, but he never delivered and endured a series of injuries throughout his professional career. In his five-season career with the Browns, he threw 64 touchdowns and 67 interceptions. Cleveland released him in 2003. He tried to make a comeback several years later but failed. Even though he wasn't an active player, Couch tested positive for human growth hormone and steroids in August 2007 and was suspended by the league.