Josh McCown QB CLE 2 months ago
McCown appears to be the favorite for the Browns' starting quarterback position heading into camp, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
McCown was one of the main topics of conversation during a Monday radio interview with head coach Mike Pettine, who stated that "it's fair to say" the veteran is the frontrunner for the job. He'll have to hold off Johnny Manziel if he wants to maintain that status, just as Brian Hoyer had to do prior to the 2014 season. McCown has seen recent success as a starter, throwing for 24 touchdowns (compared to 15 interceptions) in 19 games between the Bears and Buccaneers in 2013 and 2014, respectively. It is worth noting that the 35-year-old quarterback had significantly better weapons to work with at the receiver position than he currently has in Cleveland, however. Fresh off a three-year deal with the Browns, McCown will look to bring the organization stability at the position, but it's difficult to tout him as more than a backup fantasy quarterback at this point.
Josh McCown QB CLE 4 months ago5 Comments
McCown agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Browns on Friday, Mke Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
The Bills were said to be making push for McCown, but the Browns swooped in and inked the veteran signal caller, presumably to be their starter for the foreseeable future. McCown completed just 56.3 percent of his passes with an 11:14 TD:INT ratio in 11 games with the Buccaneers last season, but Brian Hoyer is set to hit free agency and Johnny Manziel proved unprepared for the starting job in his audition last season.
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McCown and the Bills are reportedly working on potential contract agreement, wgr550.com reports.
Per the report, if all goes well, a deal could arrive on that front as soon as Friday. In such a scenario, McCown would then be in a position to compete with EJ Manuel for the Bills' starting QB job this coming season.
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McCown is drawing interest from the Browns, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, McCown has visited with the Bills and reportedly also met with officials from the Bears and Jets recently, so it's far from a lock that the Browns will land the veteran signal-caller. In any case, their interest in McCown is indicative of the team's fluid situation at the QB position in advance of the 2015 season.
Josh McCown QB CLE 4 months ago
McCown, a free agent who visited with the Bills on Monday, has left Buffalo without a contract an apparently will be visiting with at least one or two more teams, The Buffalo News reports.Don't take this as a sign he's not going to sign with the Bills. The team may have one of the least stable starters in EJ Manuel, which would give McCown a very good chance to compete for the starting job. He also has ties to Aaron Kromer, the team's new offensive line coach. We'll see how things go the rest of the week, but it seems like a decent shot the Bills will be adding perhaps two quarterbacks this offseason (hello, Mark Sanchez?) to compete with Manuel for the starting gig.
Josh McCown QB CLE 4 months ago
McCown is visiting with the Bills on Monday with the hope of reaching an agreement on a contract after he was recently released by the Bucs, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Mike Rodak report.The Bills are looking for a new quarterback following the retirement of Kyle Orton at the end of the 2014 season. McCown struggled in his only season with the Bucs, but the Bills are likely intrigued by the success that the veteran had with Chicago in 2013 (13:1 TD:INT, 8.2 YPA) while filling in for Jay Cutler.
Josh McCown QB CLE 5 months ago3 Comments
The Buccaneers have released McCown Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.The second year of McCown's contract with Tampa Bay was not guaranteed, with the move saving the team $5.25 million under the salary cap. At this stage, it seems inevitable that the Bucs, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft will select a quarterback, either Orgeon's Marcus Mariota or Florida State's Jameis Winston. Currently, Mike Glennon and Seth Lobato are the only signal-callers on the team's roster.
Josh McCown QB CLE 6 months ago
McCown completed 14-of-23 passes for 115 yards, with one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Saints.
The loss gave the Buccaneers the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft, which very well could be a quarterback to replace McCown, who failed to throw for even 200 yards in four of his last five games this season. McCown will be 36 at the beginning of next season, and despite one more year left on his contract, it is entirely possible that he could be a rookie's backup next year.
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McCown completed 12-of-26 passes for 147 yards and an interception during Sunday's loss to the Packers.
McCown connected with only four receivers, with Vincent Jackson the only one to finish with more than 50 yards. It was yet another dreadful day for the Bucs' QB, who has failed to throw for 200 yards in three of the last four games. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Saints, who are allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game this season.
Josh McCown QB CLE 7 months ago
McCown completed 13-of-28 passes for 154 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, and while he added 21 rushing yards on two carries, he also fumbled three times, losing two of them, during Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
McCown really struggled against a Panthers defense that hasn't exactly been dominant this season, as he connected with only five receivers, with Vincent Jackson and Charles Sims the only ones to catch more than two passes. McCown has now failed to throw multiple touchdowns in three of the last four games despite having elite wideout options in Mike Evans (who caught a TD on Sunday) and Vincent Jackson. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Packers, though McCown will really have to cut down on his turnovers to be effective, as the Packers are fifth in the NFL in interceptions.