Finally, in an article written by Randy Lange for the New York Jets, he breaks down McCown by the numbers through his long career in the NFL. The 36-year-old has struggled to consistently stay on the field, but he should be a decent stopgap option in NY for the games he's available.
McCown, who will play for his seventh team in 2017, had one of his better outings last season against the Jets, throwing for a season-high 341 yards in the Browns' 31-28 loss.
McCown is headed to the Jets on a one-year contract worth $6 million. The two sides agreed to continue talks. The rumors were strongly in McCown's favor after a previous visit and Daniel's visit was a bit of a surprise. Last month at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Jets general manager said "all options are on the table" when it comes to finding a quarterback.
McCown went 0-3 as a starter last season for the Browns before an injury cancelled his season. Hackenberg, a second-round pick in 2016, showed even less, as he was essentially afforded a redshirt season while learning behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith, and Petty. Despite his recent struggles in Cleveland and Tampa Bay, he's too seasoned and too smart to begin the season behind a couple of neophytes, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. He also has an ally in new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates; they were together in 2012 in Chicago. He started five games, winning three, with 13 touchdowns and only 1 interception. Despite Petty having started four games to Hackenberg's none, the former Penn State passer looks to be set to remain as a developmental player.