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Josh McCown | Quarterback | #15

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
College: Sam Houston State
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (81) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Josh McCown (broken left hand) needs surgery, and is officially done for the season.
It's a sad end to what had been an uplifting campaign for the 38-year-old signal caller. Speaking Monday, coach Todd Bowles said the two had yet to talk about McCown's future. McCown, whom many thought would retire last offseason, is headed back to free agency. Although he made it 13 games this season, McCown has always had a tough time staying on the field. Admirable though his 2017 campaign was, the Jets also need to be thinking bigger at quarterback. Dec 11 - 3:04 PM

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Coach Todd Bowles announced Josh McCown suffered a broken left (non-throwing) hand in the Week 14 loss to the Broncos.

McCown was banged up in this one, injuring his back in the second quarter before then hurting his left hand the next quarter. He'll undergo further tests to determine if he'll need surgery, and we'd imagine he will. McCown was in a cast after the game. The 38-year-old almost made it through the entire season but suffered his yearly injury before doing so. It's so tough for him, as McCown is a legitimate starter in this league but cannot sustain health. Bryce Petty is next man up for a Jets team that has far and away exceeded expectations under McCown's guidance.
Dec 10 - 9:28 PM

Josh McCown left Sunday's Week 14 game against the Broncos with a left hand injury and will not return.

McCown left the game earlier after injuring his back on a second-quarter scramble but only missed one play. He lasted another quarter before absorbing a huge hit from Shane Ray. McCown injured his non-throwing hand on the play and immediately went to the locker room for X-rays. He completed just six-of-12 passes for 46 yards with one interception and a lost fumble before exiting. Bryce Petty will finish out the game at QB.
Dec 10 - 6:15 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Josh McCown will start the rest of the season.

Bowles has steadfastly said McCown is the quarterback, and that was certainly not going to change with the veteran playing extremely well as of late. Unless McCown gets hurt, it looks like it will be another lost season for Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.
Source: ESPN
Dec 7 - 9:50 AM

Josh McCown completed 26-of-36 passes for 331 yards and one touchdown while adding seven carries for 19 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Jets’ Week 13 win over the Chiefs.

The 38 year old was brilliant on Sunday, matching Alex Smith shot for shot in an epic shootout at MetLife Stadium. McCown missed on a few deep balls and sometimes struggled to finish drives but was otherwise dominant, peppering Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse with slants and screen passes out of the slot. He found Matt Forte for an 11-yard touchdown late in the first half and added to his tally with a pair of goal-line sneaks including the game-winner with 2:15 remaining. McCown has been far better than expected this year and has now topped 300 yards in back-to-back games. The Jets have already won more games than they did all of last season and will aim for their sixth victory next week when they visit the reeling Broncos in Denver.
Dec 3 - 5:58 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Josh McCown "is our quarterback."

The Jets are essentially out of playoff contention, but Bowles is not ready to see what Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg can do. That could change once the Jets are officially eliminated, but Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports the team has "no plans currently" to get Petty or Hackenberg in a game. In a good matchup at home against the Chiefs, McCown will be a quality streamer this week.
Source: SNY Jets
Nov 28 - 9:10 AM

Josh McCown completed 19-of-36 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns while adding two carries for 28 yards Sunday in the Jets’ Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

He was sacked three times for a loss of 25 yards, though it felt like more. McCown got off to an inauspicious start with just 129 yards in the first half, but was better after halftime, contributing 178 yards and two touchdowns after the break. The veteran had success throwing the long ball, especially to Robby Anderson, who exploded for a career-high 146 yards on six catches. McCown made many of his throws on the run and matched his longest run of the season with a 22-yard scamper in the second half. His lone turnover came on a fourth-quarter fumble, which Luke Kuechly scooped up for a 34-yard touchdown. Sunday was McCown’s 300-yard game of the season and his sixth with two or more touchdown passes. He’ll be an acceptable streamer next week against the Chiefs.
Nov 26 - 5:52 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he will stick with Josh McCown as his starting quarterback.

The Jets have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg waiting in the wings, but Bowles said the only way the young quarterbacks will get in the game is if "something happens to Josh." At 4-6 heading into the bye, the Jets are not going to make the playoffs, but that does not mean they are ready to throw in the towel just yet. McCown will be a low-end QB2 against the Panthers after the bye.
Nov 14 - 11:35 AM

Josh McCown completed 23-of-39 passes for 262 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

He took six sacks against a Tampa Bay defense that entered this game with a league-low eight sacks. The Jets' offense never got going until what amounted to garbage time, when McCown hit Robby Anderson for a 38-yard touchdown in Brent Grimes' coverage with less than a minute left. Gang Green went on to lose 15 to 10. McCown is droppable in most leagues with the Jets on bye in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 4:58 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is open to bringing back Josh McCown in 2018.

"Josh has done a very good job for us, and not only on the field as a player but also what he's brought to the organization," he said. "He's fulfilled all our expectations of the potential we thought we had in him." McCown was brought in to be a one-year stopgap but has exceeded expectations while keeping the Jets in the Wild Card discussion. The Jets are still likely to draft a quarterback, but could bring McCown back on another one-year deal if he plays well down the stretch. Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg aren't franchise quarterbacks.
Source: SNY
Nov 8 - 5:24 PM

Josh McCown completed 14-of-20 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' 34-21, Week 9 win over the Bills.

McCown played game manager as the Jets' rushing attack ran over the Bills' Marcell Dareus-less defensive line. Although the stat line looks efficient, McCown was lucky to escape without multiple interceptions. He threw a ball literally right to Bills CB Leonard Johnson, but Johnson couldn't make the catch. McCown also blindly heaved a few other passes into traffic. On the other side of the coin, McCown had a second touchdown wiped out by a dubious offensive pass interference call on Austin Seferian-Jenkins. His score was a dime to a streaking Robby Anderson. Surprisingly durable and consistent this season, McCown will be on the streaming radar against the Bucs' barely-there defense in Week 10.
Nov 2 - 11:49 PM

Josh McCown completed 26-of-33 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' Week 8 loss to the Falcons.

McCown played well enough to win, but the Jets got nothing from their running game and their offense hit neutral for most of the second half. Regardless, McCown has earned every-week starter status in two-quarterback-leagues and is worth a look as a streamer in plus matchups. He'll be a low-end streamer consideration when the Jets host the usually-stingy Bills in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 5:15 PM

Josh McCown completed 17-of-27 passes for 209 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while adding one yard and a rushing touchdown on three carries Sunday in the Jets’ Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

He got off to a blistering start Sunday, hitting Jermaine Kearse for a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter before finding Robby Anderson for an 18-yard score later in the same period. McCown scored from a yard out on a QB keeper just before halftime before connecting with a wide-open Austin Seferian-Jenkins for a 10-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. However, McCown blew the game in the fourth quarter by throwing an interception deep in his own territory. That led to Cody Parkey’s game-winning field goal with 22 seconds remaining. It ended up being a productive fantasy game for McCown but the Jets obviously would have preferred the W. He faces the Falcons at home in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 6:08 PM

Josh McCown completed 31-of-47 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing three times for 21 yards Sunday in the Jets’ Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

McCown got off to a booming start, staking the Jets to a 14-0 lead with a pair of first-half touchdown passes. He was especially hot on New York’s opening drive, going five-of-eight for 68 yards while adding another 16 yards on a quarterback keeper. His second touchdown of the day, a 31-yard strike to Jeremy Kerley, came on a play where McCown had to scramble to avoid a sack. McCown hurt the Jets with an interception late in the second quarter, which allowed New England to even the score before halftime. He was intercepted again on New York’s first drive of the second half on a pass that deflected off Eric Tomlinson and into the hands of Devin McCourty. McCown should have had a third touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the fourth quarter but the play was ruled a touchback on review. He’s now the sixth quarterback to hang 300 yards on New England this year. McCown will face the Dolphins in Week 7.
Oct 15 - 6:04 PM

Josh McCown completed 23-of-30 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns and an interception in the Jets' Week 5 win over the Browns.

McCown went back into the house of his latest ex-team and came out with a relatively clean performance. He hasn't lit the world on fire, but McCown has done everything needed from him over the Jets' three-game winning streak, completing at least two thirds of his passes in every game this season. McCown faces a Patriots defense at home next week that has been beatable via the pass, but is still nothing more than a QB2/Superflex option.
Oct 8 - 4:45 PM

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QB1Bryce Petty
2Christian Hackenberg
RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
3Elijah McGuire
4Akeem Judd
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Robby Anderson
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chad Hansen
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2ArDarius Stewart
3JoJo Natson Jr.
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Eric Tomlinson
3Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Wesley Johnson
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brandon Shell
2Brent Qvale
K1Chandler Catanzaro