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Posted: 8/7/2014 10:50am ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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