NFL rumors are swirling around Josh McCown. The Cleveland Browns signed Robert Griffin III on Thursday. The former Washington Redskins quarterback is expected to take over the starting position, so the Browns now view McCown as being expendable. The belief is that the team is looking to trade the veteran quarterback, according to NFL.com. Since there is a dearth of starting caliber quarterbacks in the National Football League, McCown should be able to command interest from several teams.
Though he's 36 years of age, Josh McCown still remains an option at quarterback for teams in the NFL. He's obviously not going to be the quarterback of the future for anyone, because he has maybe one or two years left; maybe three if he stays healthy. The National Football League is at a point where there are teams that would be more than pleased to have stability at one of the most important positions for a short period of time.
Josh McCown can be a fantastic temporary solution if the New York Jets decide to go that route again. There's a very good chance that they could allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to leave via free agency, as they would much rather have another NFL team overpay the veteran than do so themselves. The Jets have a strong defense and plenty of weapons on offense, so the next guy taking over for Fitzpatrick won't have to carry the offensive load himself.
The New York Jets have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, so they might not be inclined to give up too many assets in the upcoming NFL Draft to acquire Josh McCown. Fortunately for them, they might not need to. The Cleveland Browns know that other teams in the National Football League aren't going to give up a lot to get McCown, especially since it is known that the Browns want to part ways with him.
In the NFL, one man's trash can become another man's treasure. We've seen players go from being unwanted by one team to becoming a star by another team because the stars align just right. The Atlanta Falcons gave up on Brett Favre, and he made history for the Green Bay Packers. Not that Josh McCown is going to be doing the same thing, but he can be of some help to the New York Jets.
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