QB - PHI
Week 7 Outlook
41-year old free agent QB Josh McCown is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad.
McCown becomes the oldest practice squad player in NFL history, and he’ll act as the Eagles emergency QB this season. He’ll get to live in Texas while making $12,000 per week. McCown wants to be a coach in his life after football, and he’ll essentially begin that dream as a member of the Eagles practice squad this season.
Veteran free-agent quarterback Josh McCown is not retired and could be an option at backup quarterback for the Eagles in the coming weeks if Nate Sudfeld does not improve his consistency and run away with the job, according to NFL insider Adam Caplan.
To be clear, Caplan is purely speculating. But he mentions that Sudfeld is struggling with inconsistency and that McCown has not retired. If the team is not comfortable going with Sudfeld or rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts as their top backup, McCown could be a logical choice.
Josh McCown is set to undergo surgery to help repair a torn hamstring he suffered during the team's Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.
McCown came off the bench to replace a concussed Carson Wentz and nearly led the Eagles to victory over the Seahawks. He was clearly injured during the game, but the extent of the injury is a bit surprising and shows the toughness of the veteran. McCown's availability for the 2021 season shouldn't be impacted by the injury, though it's not clear if the veteran, who came out of retirement to sign with the Eagles, will return for another season.
Eagles quarterback Josh McCown completed 18 of his 24 passes for 174 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
McCown entered the game in the first quarter after Carson Wentz left the game due to a concussion. He was serviceable in leading the offense, but the team failed to find the end zone despite moving the ball somewhat consistently against the Seattle defense. McCown is now 40 years old and came out of retirement to play for the Eagles, and it is likely that he returns to retirement now that this season is over.
Eagles backup quarterback Josh McCown did not play in the team's preseason finale against the New York Jets on Thursday.
McCown only recently joined the Eagles, but the team apparently values him enough and feels he is adequately prepared to not risk him to injury in a meaningless fourth preseason game. Rookie Clayton Thorson played the entire game.