Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 weeks ago

McCown will open the season as Sam Darnold's backup.

EDGE Analysis

This was pretty much assumed since the Jets traded Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints, but the assignment was confirmed Monday, when the Jets officially declared Darnold their starting QB to begin the coming season.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 weeks ago

McCown completed three of eight passes for 26 yards during Thursday's preseason finale in Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

McCown will serve as the backup to Sam Darnold with Teddy Bridgewater now in New Orleans, so the Jets opted to give the veteran some valuable reps here. While McCown failed to get much going during his four drives in this game, his success as the starter last season suggests he should be able to hold his own if called upon this season.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 weeks ago

McCown is likely to stay in New York after the Jets traded Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints on Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given their respective contracts and ages, Bridgewater was always the one with potential to get traded. The Jets figure to enter Week 1 with Sam Darnold as the starter and McCown as the No. 2 quarterback.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
4 weeks ago

McCown once again dressed but didn't play in Friday's 22-16 preseason loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

As was the case in the previous game against Washington, the snaps under center were split between Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater. McCown appears destined to ride the pine behind one or both of those options once the games start to count.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
1 month ago

McCown was in uniform for Thursday's 15-13 loss to the Redskins, but he didn't see the field in the Week 2 preseason contest.

EDGE Analysis

McCown started the preseason opener and got one drive, but he stayed on the sidelines in this one as Sam Darnold played the first half and Teddy Bridgewater played the second. Coach Todd Bowles described the quarterback situation as "cloudy" after the game, but it certainly appears like the 39-year-old McCown has fallen into third place in the competition at the position with both the rookie Darnold and free-agent acquisition Bridgewater exceeding expectations. Week 3 of preseason is traditionally used a dress rehearsal for the real games, so the team's quarterback usage in that one should provide greater clarity as to where everyone stands.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
1 month ago

McCown played one series in Friday's preseason opener against Atlanta, completing his lone pass attempt for four yards while adding a one-yard scramble in the 17-0 win.

EDGE Analysis

McCown started but didn't see much action in this one, as the Jets wanted to get extended looks at newcomers Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold. Both of those guys displayed excellent accuracy while tossing a touchdown apiece, so New York's quarterback competition remains far from over. McCown's the frontrunner to start in Week 1 at this point, but he'll have to play well in future preseason contests to keep the job.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 months ago

McCown (hand) will open training camp as the Jets' starting quarterback, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

While McCown will begin camp as the team's starter, Jets head coach Todd Bowles also made sure to note that it remains to be seen what happens at the end of camp. Rookie Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will surely be eyeing an opportunity at the starting job. McCown is the incumbent and has experience on his side, but his two younger counterparts should have more upside in the long run.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
5 months ago

McCown (hand) intends to help with Sam Darnold's development while also competing against the rookie for the starting job, Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCown figures to take the first snap with the starting offense when training camp begins, but Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater also figure to get their fair share of opportunities. McCown and Bridgewater probably knew what they were signing up for, as the Jets never bothered to hide their intention of drafting a quarterback in the first round. McCown likely has made a full recovery from the broken left hand that brought his 2017 campaign to an early end.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
6 months ago

McCown (hand) will enter training camp as the starting quarterback, but Jets coach Todd Bowles suggested the 38-year-old will need to fend off competition, Calvin Watkins of Newsday reports. "Josh will go into it as the starter, and by the end of training camp, we'll see who the starter is," Bowles said.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to re-signing McCown, the Jets added Teddy Bridgewater and trade up for the No. 3 pick in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. Even if Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are non-factors, the team could be headed for a three-way camp battle to determine the Week 1 starter. There doesn't seem to be much concern regarding the broken left hand that ended McCown's 2017 campaign, as the Jets signed him to a one-year, $10 million contract that includes a $5 million signing bonus, per Watkins. Bridgewater's one-year, $6 million deal contains only $500,000 guaranteed, per Daryl Slater of NJ.com. McCown will turn 39 in July, but he's coming off the best season of his career in terms of completion percentage (67.3), passing yards (2,926), passing touchdowns (18) and rushing touchdowns (five). The Jets lost Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the Jaguars in free agency, but they added Isaiah Crowell and Terrelle Pryor (ankle), and they hope to get Qunicy Enunwa back from a major neck injury. The offensive line still appears problematic.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
6 months ago

The Jets re-signed McCown (hand) on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to sustaining a broken left hand Week 14, McCown provided a steady hand under center for the Jets, averaging 240 yards per game and recording 18 touchdowns versus eight interceptions over the first 12 contests of the 2017 campaign. With another one-year contract in his back pocket, the 38-year-old will continue to serve as a bridge QB to Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg or whoever the Jets select in the upcoming draft.