Josh McCown
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By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 8:13pm EDT

Carl Nicks and the Buccaneers have agreed on a financial settlement in order to part ways. Carl Nicks on his decision to step away: "However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that it is what is best for me and my family as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers." (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The Buccaneers offensive line is now on shaky ground with the departure of two ex-pro level guards and at least three new starting linemen. McCown was able to enjoy a solid offensive line in Chicago and he will likely need another reliable line in Tampa if he will enjoy similar success. As of right now it does not look very likely that the Buccaneers offensive line will be a symbol of certainty, so a drop in McCown's & receiving corp's fantasy stock should be expected.

Breaking Football | Jul 31st
McCown was a student of Marc Trestman, but he's had the size, arm and mobility all along. He's suddenly leading a very underrated Bucs offense and is a nice sleeper.
The New York Times | Jul 30th
Familiar big WRs for hands as Evans/Jackson resemble Marshall/Jeffery.
Fantasy Team Advice | Jul 30th
Expect McCown to present low end QB2 value this year, as he should post pretty average stats across the board for the Bucs offense
Fantasy Sports LR | Jul 30th
On a per week basis, I'll be higher on McCown while he is the starter, but year long, at this stage I'm not convinced he (more accurately the team's record) keeps Glennon reserved all season. The TB QB position is a strong investment throwing to tall WRs Evans/Jackson.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
McCown is in his mid-30's, has a coach in Lovie Smith who can't afford to be patient and is on a team that is eager to win now. Will that 3-week run of being one of the better producing quarterbacks in the NFL pay off, or will McCown revert back to being a solid backup but nothing more? We will find out soon enough. But until then expect McCown to be a solid QB3 but he won't hold much if any fantasy value.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
McCown is a good free agent signing, but the only system he did well in was Marc Trestman's system in Chicago. It remains if that will translate to the Tampa Bay offense. It also remains to be seen how quickly the Buccaneers go with Mike Glennon if McCown struggles out of the gate.