Jets agree to deal wiith Josh McCown to address QB void

Ross Houston
March 21, 2017

The quarterback-needy New York Jets finally added experience to their young depth chart, signing Josh McCown to a one-year contract on Monday night.

The tight end was not a factor in the Jets' offense under Chan Gailey, but that figures to change under new offensive coordinator John Morton.


McCown wrapped up a visit to Florham Park over the week.

Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are the only other quarterbacks on the Jets roster.


NFL Network first reported McCown's visit with NY. The 37-year-old signal caller had played for seven teams in his 14-year career, including the Browns the past two seasons. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith are both free agents and Smith has agreed to terms with the Jets' New York neighbours, the Giants. But yet another potential quarterback option has emerged for the Jets. He appeared in 13 games for the Browns, throwing for 3,209 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Jets had interest in Mike Glennon, who signed with the Bears, and Brian Hoyer, who signed with the 49ers, at the beginning of free agency.

The Jets finished 26th in schedule-adjusted Passing Net Expected Points per play last season. He's never played in all 16 games in his National Football League career.


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