39 Facts About Josh McCown

1. Josh McCown might have the spirit of a young man, but he's still 39 in Earth years.

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2. Josh McCown looked far from a 'spring chicken' for Jets.

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3. Josh McCown is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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4. Josh McCown spent time as the scout team quarterback while at Marvin Ridge, with one player saying "I don't think anybody in the country had a better scout-team quarterback.

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5. Josh McCown previously spent time as a volunteer quarterbacks coach for the Marvin Ridge High School Mavericks of Waxhaw, North Carolina.

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6. On March 13, 2018, Josh McCown signed a one-year, $10 million contract to remain with the Jets.

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7. On March 20, 2017, Josh McCown signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the New York Jets.

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8. On February 7, 2017, Josh McCown was released by the Browns.

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9. Josh McCown took several hard hits early in the third quarter, exacerbating his rib injury from the previous week.

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10. Josh McCown became the first player in NFL history to record more than 450 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, and no interceptions in one game.

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11. On February 27, 2015, Josh McCown signed a three-year contract worth $14 million with the Cleveland Browns.

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12. On March 12, 2014, Josh McCown signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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13. Josh McCown became the first Bears quarterback to score five touchdowns in a game since Jack Concannon in 1972.

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14. Josh McCown started Week 12 against the St Louis Rams and completed a franchise-record 36 passes for 352 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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15. In the last four games, Josh McCown had thrown for 754 yards with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a 100.0 passer rating.

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16. In Week 7 against the Washington Redskins, Josh McCown entered the game in the second quarter after Cutler suffered a groin injury.

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17. In Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings, Josh McCown completed 15-of-20 passes for 160 yards with a touchdown and a pick with a 75.4 passer rating, but was sacked seven times.

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18. Josh McCown threw twice, one of his throws for a 12-yard gain, and the other was intercepted.

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19. On November 23, 2011, Josh McCown signed with the Chicago Bears, as a backup to Caleb Hanie, after an injury to starting quarterback Jay Cutler.

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20. Josh McCown passed for 1,463 yards and 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions in eight games during the 2010 season.

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21. Josh McCown was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on August 3, 2010.

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22. Josh McCown beat out Moore for the primary backup quarterback job in 2009.

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23. On February 29, 2008, Josh McCown signed a two-year contract worth $6.25 million with the Miami Dolphins.

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24. Josh McCown started the game, throwing for 73 yards, 1 touchdown, and 3 interceptions.

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25. Josh McCown sprained his right foot in the first half of the Lions game and injured his right index finger on the final play of the game.

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26. Josh McCown was involved in a quarterback competition with Daunte Culpepper and Andrew Walter to see who would be the Raiders starter for the 2007 season.

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27. Josh McCown was Kitna's backup for all 16 games in 2006.

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28. In March 2006, Josh McCown signed a two-year contract worth $6 million with the Detroit Lions, believing he would have the chance to start.

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29. Josh McCown became the first Cardinals quarterback to throw for 350 yards in back-to-back games.

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30. Josh McCown was then benched, with King replacing him as the team's starting quarterback.

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31. Josh McCown was then promoted to starter and started the final three games of the season.

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32. In 2003, Josh McCown was the backup to Jeff Blake for the first 13 games of the season.

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33. Josh McCown played in two games in 2002, completing 7-of-18 passes for 66 yards with two interceptions.

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34. Josh McCown had an impressive performance at the NFL Combine, which saw him post a 40-yard dash in the mid 4-second range, a 10-foot long jump, and a 38½-inch vertical jump.

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35. Josh McCown played in the Senior Bowl and had a "strong game", completing 7 of 11 passes for 117 yards while rushing for a 12-yard touchdown.

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36. Josh McCown transferred to be in an offense that threw more and to have a better chance to win.

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37. Josh McCown was the first freshman to start at quarterback for the team since 1989.

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38. Josh McCown was then a backup with the Chicago Bears from 2011 to 2013.

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39. Josh McCown was then drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played for them for four seasons.

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