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Week 13 Outlook
The Texans released QB Josh McCown on Monday.
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.
Veteran QB Josh McCown has been signed by the Houston Texans, effectively leaving the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on Wednesday, per source.
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.
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.