Josh McCown

Josh McCown

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 218 lbsAge: 38College: Sam Houston StateDrafted: #81 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
10th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #255
Best / Worst #162 / #286


Josh McCown still not a lock to start in 2017

New York Jets beat reporter Rich Cimini is reporting it is "not a done deal" that Josh McCown opens the 2017 season as the team's starting quarterback.

Fantasy Impact

As training camp approaches, the Jets have a plethora of question marks, but quarterback appears to be the greatest. Despite McCown, a 13 year veteran in the NFL, signing with the team in the offseason as the expected starter, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are pushing for a chance to open the year on top of the depth chart. Although a heavy training camp and preseason battle for the job is likely, I'd still expect McCown to be under center in Week 1. With the Jets in full rebuilding mode, it shouldn't be long before Hackenberg and Petty receive their shot.

Josh McCown not a lock for starting job

New York Jets beat writer Brian Costello does not believe Josh McCown is a "sure thing" to open the 2017 season as the team's starting quarterback.

Fantasy Impact

The Jets quarterback situation remains in question heading into training camp. Although McCown is the favorite to open the upcoming season as the starter, Costello does not think its a lock. Both Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty showed promise in the midst of struggles during offseason workouts, which could push McCown. Still, I'd fully expect the elder journeyman to emerge under center for the Jets in Week 1.

Josh McCown expected to open 2017 as Jets' starter

New York Jets beat writer Rich Cimini believes Josh McCown is the "heavy favorite" to open the 2017 season as the team's starting quarterback.

Fantasy Impact

Although Christian Hackenberg has garnered praise this offseason from Jets' brass, McCown is still expected to enter the 2017 season as New York's starting quarterback. McCown, 37, is nearing the end of his playing career however and could be used as a bridge until the Jets are eliminated from postseason contention at which they'll likely turn to one of their younger passers.

Josh McCown signs with Jets

The New York Jets have signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

After being linked to the Cowboys at the beginning of free agency, McCown, a former Browns starter, ultimately signed with the Jets Monday night. The 37-year-old signal caller will likely enter 2017 on top of New York's depth chart, barring injury or another significant addition at the position. Despite McCown's acquisition -- he's at the twilight of his career at his age -- the Jets could still target a quarterback in the early rounds of April's draft.

Josh McCown to visit with Cowboys

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown will visit with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

For the second consecutive offseason, the Cowboys have a legitimate interest in McCown, as they continue their search for a veteran backup for "life after Romo," as Schefter puts it. If McCown and the Cowboys agree to a deal, expect Tony Romo to be released shortly after. McCown's potential signing would put a dagger in Romo's tenure in Dallas.