Josh McCown | QB | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.