Josh McCown is a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he signs somewhere as a backup quarterback, but he is not worth drafting in any leagues. He finished 2019 with the Eagles as the No. 2 quarterback behind Carson Wentz. He'll be 41 when the season starts, and he won't offer much as a Fantasy option, even if he gets playing time in 2020 as a result of an injury.
McCown (hamstring) told Alex Shultz of GQ in a recent interview that he hasn't made a decision about continuing his football career. A report back in January suggested McCown had told the Eagles he wasn't ready to retire, but the GQ interview makes it sound like he's reconsidering his future in football. The veteran quarterback will turn 41 in July, and he's still recovering from January surgery to address the hamstring tear he suffered in a wild-card playoff loss to Seattle. Meanwhile, the Eagles have re-signed fellow backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld on a one-year contract.
McCown (hamstring) told the Eagles he isn't ready to retire, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. This doesn't necessarily mean McCown will play another season, but he'll at least take some time before he makes a decision, perhaps waiting to evaluate his recovery from Jan. 14 surgery to repair a torn hamstring. The 40-year-old replaced an injured Carson Wentz (concussion) during a 17-9 loss to Seattle in the opening round of the playoffs, completing 18 of 24 passes for 174 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions (while injuring his hamstring in the fourth quarter). Be it in Philadelphia or elsewhere, McCown shouldn't have much trouble finding a backup QB job if he wants one. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will celebrate his 41st birthday in July.
McCown will undergo surgery Tuesday to address a torn hamstring, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. The 40-year-old suffered and played through the torn hamstring during Sunday's wild-card loss to the Seahawks, which makes his solid performance in place of Carson Wentz all the more impressive. McCown ended a two-month retirement to join the Eagles in August, and there's a decent chance he'll retire again given the eventful and painful finish to the season.
McCown entered the Eagles' 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday with 1:22 remaining in the first quarter after Carson Wentz (concussion) exited the contest. He completed 18 of 24 passes for 174 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and also rushed five times for 23 yards while recovering both his fumbles. The veteran did a solid job overall considering the circumstances, as he was called into action for the first time since Week 2 and was working with an injury-hampered wideout corps. McCown displayed the most chemistry with Dallas Goedert, but he was only able to complete four passes to wideouts overall. McCown was productive on the Eagles' last-gasp drive as well, helping Philadelphia travel 58 yards with completions to Goedert and Miles Sanders. However, he ultimately took a sack on 4th-and-7 that sealed the win for Seattle. Having been coaxed out of retirement to play in 2019, it's unlikely we see McCown in an NFL uniform next season.
McCown may not take many snaps during Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets if he plays at all, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. McCown has made a strong case for the Eagles' backup gig, with Nate Sudfeld (wrist) managing an injury, and appears to be in the lead ahead of Cody Kessler. The 40-year-old quarterback impressed during last Thursday's preseason contest against the Ravens, and it's possible that Philadelphia's coaching staff has already seen enough of McCown to be convinced he's back to usual form.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|4||10/05||@San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||29||23.88|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||29||23.88|
|13||12/06||@Green Bay Packers||3||14.33|
|14||12/13||New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|3 Year Avg||64.3||1163||6||4||51||2||89|