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Josh McCown | QB | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted: 9/29/2014 7:06pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not decided if QB Josh McCown (thumb) will regain the starting job when he returns from his injury or if Mike Glennon will keep the job, according to head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said the team will go with whichever quarterback gives them the best chance to win.
Huddle Up: Glennon was merely OK stat-wise Sunday, completing 21-of-42 passes for 302 yards, 2 TDs and a pick against the Steelers, but the most important number is the "1" now located under the W column for the Bucs after Glennon rallied the team to the last-second victory. In the least, that has earned the second-year QB another start or two.

Posted: 9/27/2014 10:07am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon remains on track to start in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers with QB Josh McCown (thumb) listed as a doubtful.
Huddle Up: All indications are that Mike Glennon will indeed start Sunday for the Bucs. While Glennon should give the Tampa Bay offense a boost, he isn't worth much fantasy attention at this time. But the fact that he's favored WR Vincent Jackson in the past is.

Posted: 9/25/2014 5:44pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is unlikely to need surgery on his injured right thumb. McCown is doing therapy on his thumb, and he's focused on regaining strength. He's not ruling himself out for Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team is saying he'll miss at least one start. QB Mike Glennon is expected to start against the Steelers this weekend.
Huddle Up: McCown is off to quite the rough start in Tampa (420 yards, 2 TDs, 4 INTs), and it wouldn't be a shock to see Glennon get an extra start or two beyond Sunday if he performs well in the Steel City.

Posted: 9/19/2014 10:44pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is undergoing a second test on the thumb injury he suffered in Week 3. He is expected to miss several weeks.
Huddle Up: Mike Glennon will now be the Bucs starter. He showed some flashes last season as a rookie and Glennon does have a couple of weapons at receiver in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. However, he's nothing more than a low-end QB2 right now on a struggling Tampa Bay offense.

Posted: 9/19/2014 9:35am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. 18, in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith also didn't address whether or not QB Mike Glennon might get a chance to start at quarterback even if McCown is healthy.
Huddle Up: Remains to be seen if McCown was truly injured or if the thumb injury was just a nice way of getting him off the field during Thursday night's debacle. Glennon fared only slightly better but could take the opportunity and run with it in McCown's absence.

Posted: 9/18/2014 10:44pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown suffered a right thumb injury in the second quarter of the Week 3 game Thursday, Sept. 19 and did not return.
Huddle Up: McCown had hit his throwing hand on a helmet following through and was taken the lockerroom a series later. McCown was off to a poor start, completing 5-of-12 passes for 58 yards and an interception as the Bucs fell behind 35-0. He was replaced by Mike Glennon.

Posted: 8/7/2014 10:50am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown and many other starters are likely to be in baseball caps by the end of the first quarter in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'As a general rule, if you're one of the starters, (you'll play) about a quarter or so, somewhere around there,' head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday, Aug. 6. 'The third preseason game, we'll play out guys into the third quarter - I'm talking about our starters. The rest of the time, we'll look at the reps, see how the game is going.'
Huddle Up: This is as good an indication as any that McCown will open the season as Tampa Bay's starter while Mike Glennon remains the quarterback of the future. And given his array of targets, McCown is a sneaky late-round QB fantasy value play as well.

Posted: 7/1/2014 8:28pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas said QB Josh McCown reminds him of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, who Casillas played with when he was with the Saints from 2009 to 2012. 'It's a strong comparison, but he reminds me of Drew (Brees), not just the way he throws the ball, but his approach to the game. The first one in, the last one out, he's always around. He's very communicable, very personable. And you can tell he's a born leader,' Casillas said.
Huddle Up: McCown certainly put up Brees-like numbers (1,829 yards, 13 TDs, 1 INT) while starting 5 games and playing in parts of 3 others last season in Chicago, but it remains to be seen if McCown will be given the same sort of free rein if he wins the Bucs' starting job under defensive-minded coach Lovie Smith.

Posted: 6/26/2014 8:12pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown has been praised for his leadership skills by Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald and McCown were teammates in 2003-04.
Huddle Up: Fitz's word carries a lot of weight around the league, but the only opinion that matters right now is that of new Bucs' head coach Lovie Smith, who will choose from the veteran McCown or second-year Mike Glennon as the team's starter.

Posted: 5/13/2014 11:54pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown likes the selection of WR Mike Evans in the 2014 draft. McCown said the similarities between Evans and WR Vincent Jackson and Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery is good.
Huddle Up: McCown, who will turn 35 on the Fourth of July, certainly is living right late in his NFL career, going from Marshall & Jeffery in Chicago to projected starter in Tampa with the Jackson-Evans duo to throw to. Make sure your fantasy draft board reflects McCown's good fortune.

Posted: 3/12/2014 3:28pm et
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with QB Josh McCown on a two-year deal worth $10 million. McCown will earn $4.75 million in 2014 and $5.25 million in 2015, according to sources. He can make an extra $5 million in incentives; $1 million each for playing time and another $3 million for reaching the playoffs.
Huddle Up: McCown will at minimum compete with Mike Glennon for the starting gig in Tampa Bay, and given Lovie Smith's luke-warm endorsement of Glennon you should consider McCown the favorite. Whether that translates into the same kind of fantasy success he had in Marc Trestman's offense in Chicago, however, is another matter entirely.

Posted: 3/11/2014 7:54pm et
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears).
Huddle Up: McCown, who threw for 1,829 yards, 13 TDs and only 1 interception while filling in for the injured Jay Cutler last season, also reportedly will meet with the Texans and Bucs and would have a good shot to start for all 3 teams. Stay tuned to see what develops.

Posted: 3/10/2014 2:13pm et
The Houston Texans are interested in free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears).
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like Matt Schaub is coming back to Houston, so the Texans will want a veteran quarterback in place even if they spend an early pick on a signal caller. McCown will be a popular option, though he may have other opportunities with a brighter long-term future as a starter.

Posted: 3/3/2014 1:18am et
Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown said he is willing to test the free-agent market this offseason because of the contract he could get from another team.
Huddle Up: It's now-or-never time for the soon-to-be 35-year-old QB, who made 5 starts, had 3 300-year games and a 13-1 TD-to-interception ratio in place of the injured Jay Cutler last season.

Posted: 2/23/2014 7:43pm et
The New York Jets have interest in Chicago Bears impending free agent QB Josh McCown should he hit free agency. The Jets are looking for a backup in case QB Geno Smith regresses.
Huddle Up: The Jets -- well at least coach Rex Ryan -- has expressed interest in having Mark Sanchez return, but with appearing to be a longshot, look for the team to pursue McCown or another veteran backup.

Posted: 2/15/2014 8:47pm et
The Oakland Raiders could express interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown this offseason, because they are looking for a shorter-term solution from a veteran starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: With Jay Cutler signed long-term in Chicago, McCown is likely to seek a starting gig elsewhere--and Oakland certainly has an opening. McCown was a fantasy contributor when throwing to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery; the Raiders receivers are a step down, but the cupboard is far from bare with Denarius Moore, Rod Streater and Andre Holmes all potential stars.

Posted: 12/10/2013 12:48am et
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 9. He is now 2-0 on Monday Night Football this season, and he has 11 touchdowns and only one interception in 5 starts in place of the injured QB Jay Cutler.
Huddle Up: McCown also added a TD and 16 yards rushing, providing matchup-changing points for those fantasy owners who rolled with him Monday night. In addition to his sterling 11-1 TD-to-interception ratio, McCown is 3-2 with a 108.2 QB rating as the Bears' starter. Cutler likely will regain his starting job when healthy -- possibly in Week 15 -- but McCown definitely hasn't made it an easy decision by any means for coach Marc Trestman.

Posted: 11/5/2013 12:28am et
Chicago Bears backup QB Josh McCown completed 22-of-41 passes for 272 yards, 2 TDs and no interceptions, while also rushing once for 20 yards Monday, Nov. 4 in a 27-20 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: McCown played better than even many optimistic Bears' fans expected, connecting with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery on TD tosses, failing to turn the ball over and helping end the Bears' 6-game losing streak to the Packers. According to pre-game reports, starter Jay Cutler (groin) could return in Week 10, but given McCown's performance, the Bears aren't going to rush Cutler back until he's completely ready.