Josh McCown Comes Out of Retirement

So much for retirement. Former New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown is coming out of retirement to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.

McCown had announced this summer that he was retiring to spend more time with the family. The Eagles are giving him a one-year deal with $2 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $5.4 million, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Eagles will be McCown’s eleventh NFL team and his first NFC East team. He had planned on being an ESPN analyst this season, but now those plans are on hold. After this season he plans to resume his broadcasting career.

McCown is a good addition to the Eagles. He will provide the Eagles with much-needed depth as they have lost two quarterbacks already. Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist in the preseason opener and will be out for several weeks, and Cody Kessler is in the concussion protocol, according to Adam Maya of

Without McCown the Eagles would just have Carson Wentz and Clayton Thorson as quaterbacks. McCown is a good choice to be a backup quarterback. In his career he went 23-53 threw for 17,707 yards, 98 touchdowns, and had 82 interceptions.

Another reason McCown is a good choice for the Eagles is Alshon Jeffery. McCown and Jeffery played together from 2012 to 2013. Jeffery had 33 completions from McCown for 518 yards and four touchdowns.

McCown can also be a leader and a teacher. He helped Sam Darnold develop in his rookie season. McCown is still helping Darnold get better even though he’s no longer with the Jets. He could also hel the Eagles other quarterbacks get better.

McCown could also fill in for Carson Wentz if he gets injured. McCown would be a better choice to fill in for Wentz than their other quarterbacks.

Even though he might not play this season, getting McCown is a win for the Eagles.

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