Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
1 week ago

McCown completed 17 of 34 passes for 135 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like rookie quarterback Sam Darnold wasn't the problem in New York's offense, which looked completely inept under McCown's veteran leadership. With four straight ugly losses heading into the Week 11 bye, it wouldn't be surprising to see some changes to the coaching staff by the time New York next takes the field. Darnold should be back under center if his foot injury heals during the bye, but McCown would likely start again if Darnold remains out.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago

Coach Todd Bowles named McCown the Jets' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bills, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sam Darnold was withheld from practice Thursday for the second straight day while battling a strained foot, prompting Bowles to rule him out for the starting nod. That paves the way for McCown to direct the offense for the first time in 2018, though the appointment will likely only be a short-term one, as Bowles reiterated that the struggling Darnold would reclaim the starting role once healthy, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. The 39-year-old McCown was effective while serving as the Jets' primary quarterback in 2017, completing 67 percent of his passes for 7.4 yards per attempt, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions across 13 appearances. McCown will be a worthy option this week in leagues that include two quarterbacks in lineups and could merit consideration in deeper one-QB leagues as well.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago

McCown is expected to replace Sam Darnold (foot) as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bills, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jets haven't officially ruled Darnold out, but all signs point in that direction after he was held out of practice Wednesday while sporting a walking boot on his right foot. With a Week 11 bye coming up, it makes sense for the team to take a cautious approach and give McCown at least one start. Given how poorly Darnold has been playing, the 39-year-old's presence under center improves the outlook for all of the Jets' pass catchers.

Josh McCown
QB NYJ (11)
3 months 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 months 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 months 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)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
5 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.