Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 days ago

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan deferred to head coach Todd Bowles when asked if McCown will enter training camp as the starter, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCown signed a one-year contract Monday, joining 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty (shoulder) and 2016 second-rounder Christian Hackenberg in the Jets' quarterback room. The 37-year-old likely will enter training camp as the favorite for the starting gig, but there should at least be some form of competition to give the younger signal-callers a shot to win the job on a rebuilding team. Given his age, injury history and the nature of his team's current roster, McCown is unlikely to make it through the season as the starter even if he wins the Week 1 job.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
6 days ago2 Comments

McCown agreed to a one-year contract with the Jets on Monday, his agent, Mike McCartney, reports.

EDGE Analysis

After visiting with the team over the weekend, McCown officially put pen to paper Monday on a deal that will bring him to New York City to play for the Jets. He's made previous stops in Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Chicago over the past five years and has proven to be a valuable backup quarterback as well as a solid fill-in starter when called upon. However, the 37-year-old offers little upside at this point in his career and, while he initially slots in as the Jets No. 1 QB atop the depth chart, is not the long-term solution at quarterback and his signing shouldn't prevent New York from considering a signal caller in the early rounds of this year's draft.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
1 week ago

McCown will visit with the Jets on Friday and Saturday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With free agent Geno Smith expected to join the other New York football team, the Jets are left with a woefully inexperienced quarterback group consisting of 2016 second-rounder Christian Hackenberg and 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty. The addition of McCown would provide some veteran stability without dissuading the Jets from pursuing another QB to add to the pack. The 37-year-old McCown has proven to be a high-end backup/low-end starter in the latter stage of his career, which has included strong showings for the 2013 Bears and 2015 Browns. New York might provide McCown with his best shot to earn a Week 1 starting job.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 weeks ago

McCown has a meeting scheduled with the Cowboys on Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tony Romo is expected to be in another uniform next season and Kellen Moore (ankle) is unproven, so McCown would provide Dak Prescott with a reliable, veteran backup in 2017 should he sign. The Cowboys had interest in trading for McCown last year as well after Moore was injured in camp, but the Browns' asking price in a trade was apparently too high. Now that he's a free agent, the way is clear for him to finally come to Dallas.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
2 months ago

McCown was released by the Browns on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old quarterback intends to continue his NFL career, as long as he can find his way onto a roster. He only played in five games for the Browns in 2016, throwing 90 completions on 165 attempts for 1100 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions. McCown struggled with injuries during his two-year stint in Cleveland, which could deter teams from signing him to a deal. Regardless, he has proven to be a valuable backup quarterback throughout his 14 seasons in the league and should attract the attention of at least one organization going forward.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 months ago

McCown (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns will dress out Robert Griffin and Cody Kessler on Saturday while leaving McCown and Kevin Hogan on the inactive list.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 months ago

McCown (coach's decision) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns will deploy just two options at quarterback in Week 14 during Robert Griffin's return from the shoulder injury that kept him sidelined since Week 1. Cody Kessler will serve as Griffin's backup considering McCown's inactivity.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
4 months ago

McCown (finger) is not listed on the Browns' Week 14 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

Though McCown -- who sat out practice last Tuesday -- evidently enters Week 14 in good health, it looks like he's destined to work in a backup role this weekend, with reports that Robert Griffin is on track to start Sunday's game against the Bengals, barring any injury setbacks.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
4 months ago

McCown did not take part in Tuesday's practice, likely due to a finger injury, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

EDGE Analysis

It's not exactly certain why McCown was held out of Tuesday's session, but he was spotted with a swollen finger Monday, so that seems to be the cause of his absence. The finger issue leaves McCown's status moving forward in question, but he will have extra time to rest and recover with the Browns on bye in Week 13. He started and threw for a healthy 322 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants, but he may not be under center when the Browns return to action with fellow quarterback and Week 1 starter Robert Griffin (shoulder) back at practice.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
4 months ago

McCown completed 25 of 43 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in Week 12's loss to the Giants. He also lost two fumbles.

EDGE Analysis

Starting in place of injured Cody Kessler (concussion), McCown was able to spread the ball around to eight different receivers for a total of 322 yards -- including a 21-yard touchdown pass to Corey Coleman -- but his two turnovers and 18 incompletions marred his day. His two fumbles can be blamed on his offensive line, as the men protecting McCown allowed a whopping seven sacks, but nonetheless, McCown needs to do a better job of protecting the ball if the Browns expect to win a game this season. The Browns have a bye in Week 13, and it's unknown who will grab a hold of the quarterback reins against the Bengals the following week.