Josh McCown Signs Two-Year Deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Josh McCown’s strong 2013 season spelling Jay Cutler in Chicago has led the veteran quarterback to a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now coached by former Bears head coach Lovie Smith. McCown will be 35 on July 4th. Even so, it looks like the new regime in Tampa Bay is ready to bring in some competition for Mike Glennon, who threw for 2,608 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions as a rookie under previous head coach Greg Schiano.

In December our Jason Lisk wondered if McCown was this decade’s Rich Gannon — a veteran quarterback experiencing a late-career renaissance. It looks like the Buccaneers and Smith are willing to take that chance on McCown.

McCown started five games for the Bears in 2013. The most games he’s ever started in a single season came back in 2004 when he made 13 with the Cardinals.

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