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Josh McCown | Quarterback | #15

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (39) / 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 completed 17-of-30 passes for 128 scoreless yards and an interception in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Titans.
The Jets didn't score an offensive touchdown, instead settling for five Jason Myers field goals and a pick-six from Trumaine Johnson for their points. McCown will head back to the bench in Week 14 with Sam Darnold expected back to face the Bills after missing the last three games with a foot injury. Dec 2 - 7:57 PM

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Josh McCown will start Week 13 against the Titans.

Sam Darnold (foot) is inactive and needs another week. He'll likely be back for Week 14. McCown is a last-ditch QB2 play in two-quarterback leagues.
Dec 2 - 2:48 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets are planning to start Josh McCown against the Titans in Week 13.

This is how it was trending after Sam Darnold (questionable, foot) was limited in practice all week. McCown starting will continue to downgrade the entire Jets offense. He's not a streaming option against Tennessee's top-10 secondary.
Dec 1 - 9:13 PM

Josh McCown (back, hand) was removed from the Week 13 injury report and will play against the Titans.

Though Sam Darnold (foot) is questionable, we expect McCown to get the start in Tennessee, giving the rookie another week to get fully healthy. McCown will be a bottom-barrel QB2 in a tougher matchup on the road.
Nov 30 - 12:40 PM

Josh McCown (back, hand) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Neither injury is thought to be serious. Sam Darnold (foot) resumed practicing this week, though it's unclear if he'll suit up Sunday at Tennessee. McCown hasn't shown much in his two starts this year, producing a lackluster 57.5 quarterback rating in losses to the Bills and Patriots.
Nov 29 - 2:10 PM

Josh McCown (back, hand) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

McCown likely wakes up sore all the time at his advanced age. Ultimately, we'd expected him to be fine for Week 13 against the Titans if Sam Darnold (foot) isn't able to return. Darnold returned to a limited practice Wednesday.
Nov 28 - 3:50 PM

Josh McCown completed 26-of-45 passes for 276 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Jets' 27-13, Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

McCown's touchdown was a 16-yarder to Jermaine Kearse on a quick snap. His interception was a deep ball arm punt into Stephon Gilmore's coverage. McCown was hurt by a few drops but was in full game-manager mode. A bizarrely-constructed offense is spinning its wheels with McCown under center. Hopefully Sam Darnold (foot) can finally return for Week 13 against the Titans' tough defense.
Nov 25 - 4:36 PM

Josh McCown completed just 17-of-34 passes for 135 yards and two interceptions in the Jets' Week 10 blowout loss to the Bills.

He averaged a pathetic 4.0 yards per attempt, and not a single Jets pass catcher reached 35 yards. McCown was not the savior for Gang Green's broken offense, which has been decimated by injuries and poor line play. Sam Darnold (foot) figures to resume starting when the Jets come out of their Week 11 bye.
Nov 11 - 4:35 PM

Josh McCown is expected to start Week 10 against the Bills.

Sam Darnold (foot) is doubtful. It remains possible the rookie is active as an emergency option, but McCown will get the nod. McCown was a surprisingly good fantasy option at times last season, but the matchup against Buffalo is too tough to rely on him as a streaming option.
Nov 9 - 12:45 PM

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, Josh McCown will start Week 10 against the Bills.

He'll be filling in for Sam Darnold, who is out with a "significant" foot sprain. McCown hasn't seen the field yet in 2018, though he was serviceable as a starter last year, completing over 67 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. He'll be worthy of streaming consideration Sunday against a Bills team that can't get out of its own way.
Nov 7 - 4:12 PM

SNY reports Josh McCown has been "the best quarterback" in Jets camp and "shows no signs of losing the grip on his job."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday that Sam Darnold "has a very fair shot" at Week 1 duties, but if he's going to dislodge McCown, it will probably have to be in the preseason. Regardless of who is under center for Week 1, both players should make starts in 2018. McCown does not stay healthy for 16 games, and top-three quarterbacks rarely ride the pine for 16 games.
Source: SNY
Aug 7 - 1:53 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Josh McCown will open camp as the No. 1 quarterback.

He quickly added the Week 1 starter remains up in the air. On Wednesday, Jets OC Jeremy Bates said No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold is in the running for the starting job, but it is clear he will have to earn it in camp. That said, it would be somewhat surprising if the rookie is not under center Week 1.
Jun 14 - 1:13 PM

Newsday reports recently re-signed Jets QB Josh McCown has been informed he will be the team's 2018 starter.

The Jets reportedly remain interested in free agent Teddy Bridgewater, however. They also remain candidates to select a quarterback on Day 1. Going on 39, McCown has never started more than 13 games in his career. He hit that number in 2017 but is a long shot to do it in back-to-back seasons. Despite McCown's $10 million contract, the Jets shouldn't be close to done at quarterback.
Mar 13 - 5:09 PM

Jets re-signed QB Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million contract.

Although $10 million seems step, it was a no-brainer move for a Jets team that will pair McCown with another veteran, high draft pick or both. Gang Green was rumored to be interested in Teddy Bridgewater. A team leader who can still play respectable football, McCown's high price tag is affordable for a team with an overabundance of cap space. It also ensures that if everything else goes haywire, at least one legitimate quarterback will be on the roster.
Mar 13 - 4:38 PM

Free agent Josh McCown still hopes to re-sign with the Jets.

"Hopefully we can continue working together," McCown said in a Monday radio interview. "We’ll see how the rest of that plays out in the coming weeks." McCown previously hinted he would be "fine" with being a bridge quarterback or veteran backup. The Jets are expected to be players for Kirk Cousins. If they lose out on those sweepstakes, a quarterback will be in play at No. 6 overall.
Feb 26 - 2:28 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Darnold
2Josh McCown
3Davis Webb
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Elijah McGuire
3Trenton Cannon
4Bilal Powell
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Elijah McGuire
3Bilal Powell
3RB1Elijah McGuire
2Trenton Cannon
3Bilal Powell
WR11Robby Anderson
2Charone Peake
3Rishard Matthews
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jermaine Kearse
3Andre Roberts
WR31Jermaine Kearse
TE1Chris Herndon
2Jordan Leggett
3Neal Sterling
4Eric Tomlinson
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1James Carpenter
2Ben Braden
C1Spencer Long
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brandon Shell
2Brent Qvale
K1Jason Myers