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Josh McCown
Rating Yards TD
78.5 353 2
Team: New York JetsHt/Wt: 6-4/218 NFFC ADP: 289.29
Position: QBBorn: 7/4/1979 Birthplace: Jacksonville, TX
College: Sam Houston StateDraft: 3rd round 16th pick by Cardinals (2002)


Latest News
Sep. 17, 2017 4:48 PM PT5:48 PM MT6:48 PM CT7:48 PM ET23:48 GMT7:48 4:48 PM MST6:48 PM EST6:48 PM CT3:48 UAE (+1)19:48 ETNaN:� - Josh McCown was 17 of 25 for 166 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the New York Jets' 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders. He did not throw an interception, fumbled once and was sacked four times. McCown added 31 rushing yards on four carries.
Analysis: McCown threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse with 9:08 remaining in the first half as the Jets cut the Raiders' lead to 14-7. He later hit Kearse over the middle for an 11-yard touchdown with 8:42 remaining, and Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio hit a 29-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining.
Sep. 10, 2017 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST3:51 PM CT0:51 UAE (+1)16:51 ETNaN:� - McCown went 26 of 39 for 187 yards and two interceptions in the Jets' 21-12 loss to the Bills, though he did run in a TD from a yard out.
Analysis: The 38-year-old quarterback opened his 15th NFL season by extending his personal losing streak to eight games dating to Oct. 11, 2015, when he led Cleveland to a 33-30 win over Baltimore. McCown is now 1-17 in his last 18 starts.
Sep. 1, 2017 6:38 AM PT7:38 AM MT8:38 AM CT9:38 AM ET13:38 GMT21:38 6:38 AM MST8:38 AM EST8:38 AM CT17:38 UAE9:38 ETNaN:� - McCown took a shot to his chest from Eagles linebacker Joe Walker after completing a 20-yard pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins with 7:13 left in the opening quarter of Thursday's preseason finale.
Analysis: The quarterback was down on a knee for a few moments before getting to his feet and jogging off the field toward the sideline before going down to a knee again as trainers attended to him. He's expected to be OK to start the opener, but you shouldn't be starting him.
Aug. 28, 2017 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:08 PM CT0:08 UAE (+1)16:08 ETNaN:� - McCown won the New York Jets' starting job and will open with the first team when the regular season begins Sept. 10.
Analysis: The well-traveled McCown, 38, played only one series with the Jets -- in the preseason opener -- and threw a touchdown pass. It was apparently enough to edge 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg. Bryce Petty, who had three touchdown passes last week, left that game against the New York Giants with a left knee injury.
Mar. 17, 2017 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST10:19 AM CT20:19 UAE12:19 ETNaN:� - The Jets have signed McCown to a one-year contract worth a reported $6 million in guaranteed money.
Analysis: The guaranteed sum makes McCown the favorite to begin the season as the Jets' starter, where he'll serve as a bridge to either Christian Hackenberg or a rookie. The 13-year veteran, who'll turn 38 on July 4, spent the last two seasons with Cleveland and made 11 starts for the Browns, throwing for 3,209 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 13 overall games.
Feb. 7, 2017 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST4:27 PM CT2:27 UAE (+1)17:27 ETNaN:� - McCown has been released by the Browns. McCown went 1-10 in starts over two seasons with the Browns, who cut him Tuesday before he was due a $750,000 roster bonus in March.
Analysis: McCown battled injuries throughout his stint with Cleveland. The 37-year-old got a concussion in his debut for the Browns in 2015 and twice broke his collarbone. And while he didn't produce on the field, McCown was a valuable leader for the Browns, who are still searching for their franchise quarterback. McCown passed for 3,209 yards and 18 touchdowns with the Browns. He said at the end of last season that he wants to keep playing.

Regular Season Stats

Career Passing Stats
Year Team G Att Cmp Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds Rating
2002 Ari 2 18 7 38.9 66 3.7 0 2 5 50 10.2
2003 Ari 8 166 95 57.2 1018 6.1 5 6 25 174 70.3
2004 Ari 14 408 233 57.1 2511 6.2 11 10 31 263 74.1
2005 Ari 9 270 163 60.4 1836 6.8 9 11 18 101 74.9
2006 Det 2 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0 0 -
2007 Oak 9 190 111 58.4 1151 6.1 10 11 14 92 69.4
2008 Car 2 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0 0 -
2009 Car 1 6 1 16.7 2 0.3 0 0 1 6 39.6
2011 Chi 3 55 35 63.6 414 7.5 2 4 7 43 68.3
2013 Chi 8 224 149 66.5 1829 8.2 13 1 11 37 109.0
2014 TB 11 327 184 56.3 2206 6.7 11 14 36 235 70.5
2015 Cle 8 292 186 63.7 2109 7.2 12 4 23 137 93.3
2016 Cle 5 165 90 54.5 1100 6.7 6 6 18 126 72.3
2017 NYJ 2 64 43 67.2 353 5.5 2 2 5 32 78.5
Totals 84 2185 1297 59.4 14595 6.7 81 71 194 1296 78.2

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats
Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2002 Ari 2 1 20 20.0 0 0 0 - 0
2003 Ari 8 28 158 5.6 1 0 0 - 0
2004 Ari 14 36 112 3.1 2 1 -5 -5.0 0
2005 Ari 9 29 139 4.8 0 0 0 - 0
2006 Det 2 0 0 - 0 2 15 7.5 0
2007 Oak 9 29 143 4.9 0 0 0 - 0
2008 Car 2 4 -3 -0.8 0 0 0 - 0
2011 Chi 3 12 68 5.7 0 0 0 - 0
2013 Chi 8 13 69 5.3 1 0 0 - 0
2014 TB 11 25 127 5.1 3 0 0 - 0
2015 Cle 8 20 98 4.9 1 0 0 - 0
2016 Cle 5 7 21 3.0 0 0 0 - 0
2017 NYJ 2 6 31 5.2 1 0 0 - 0
Totals 84 210 983 4.7 9 3 10 3.3 0



Incomplete Pass Information

Pass Attempted Completions Total Incomplete
64 43 21

Type Number Pct of Incomp Pct of Overall Attempts
Pass Dropped 4 19.0 6.3
Poor Throw 5 23.8 7.8
Pass Defensed 7 33.3 10.9
Pass Hit at Line 2 9.5 3.1
Other 3 14.3 4.7
Intercepted 2 9.5 3.1
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