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Josh McCown

Josh McCown


Height: 6' 4"Weight: 218 lbsAge: 43College: Sam Houston StateDrafted: #81 (3rd Rd. by Arizona)

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Josh McCown released by the Texans

The Texans released QB Josh McCown on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

McCown signed with the Texans in November, but didn’t record a single snap for Houston in 2020. The 42-year-old could opt to retire and land a coaching gig in the near future. McCown hasn’t stated a game in the NFL since 2018. The transaction leaves Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron as the only two QBs on the Texans active roster.

Brad Camara2 years ago
Josh McCown signs with the Texans

Veteran QB Josh McCown has been signed by the Houston Texans, effectively leaving the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on Wednesday, per source.

Fantasy Impact

The 41-year old journeyman QB was on the Eagles' practice squad while living in Texas with his family. McCown is now afforded an opportunity to back-up star QB Deshaun Watson, who continues to face pressure due to a struggling offensive line that has already given up 22 sacks this season. McCown's 18 years in the league will allow the Texans to enjoy a competent insurance policy to Watson.

Matthew MacKay2 years ago
Josh McCown added to Eagles practice squad

41-year old free agent QB Josh McCown is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Adam Koffler2 years ago
Josh McCown still an option for the Eagles?

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.

Fantasy Impact

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 suffered torn hamstring in Wild Card game

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Blaine Blontz3 years ago