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Luke McCown

35-Year-Old Quarterback – New Orleans Saints

2015 Pass/Rush Stats

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2016 Pass/Rush Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Saints re-signed McCown this offseason, and the 34-year-old quarterback is expected to again serve as Drew Brees' primary backup. Though he had season-ending back surgery in early November, McCown...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 217   DOB: 7/12/1981  College: Louisiana Tech  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Luke McCown Contract Information:

Signed a two-year $3 million contract with the Saints in March of 2016.

March 10, 2016  –  Luke McCown News

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The Saints and McCown agreed to a two-year, $3 million contract Thursday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

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Luke McCown NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 26 2 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - 3 15 5.0 0 - -
2009 27 3 1 3 33.3% 2 0 0 0.7 0 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2010 28 Jac 1 11 19 57.9% 120 0 0 6.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0
2011 29 Jac 4 30 56 53.6% 296 0 4 5.3 5 0 0 0 0 7 23 3.3 0 2 1
2012 30 Atl 2 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 0
2013 31 NO 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -4 -1.3 0 0 0
2014 32 NO 16 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2015 33 NO 8 32 39 82.1% 335 0 1 8.6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 34 NO Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Luke McCown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Luke McCown Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 26 2 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 - - - - 0 - -
2009 27 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 32.6 1 0.0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 28 Jac 1 5.2 5.2 5.2 76.6 120 0.0 0.0 0 5 1 0 1 1 0
2011 29 Jac 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 39.0 74 0.0 7.1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 30 Atl 2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 31 NO 16 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 2.1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 NO 16 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 33 NO 8 1.7 1.7 1.7 95.6 42 0.0 2.6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Proj 34 NO Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Luke McCown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Luke McCown – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Luke McCown was on the field for 70 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Luke McCown was on the field for 39 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 9 75
2014 0 70
2015 70 39
Luke McCown 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Ari 0 5 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 TB 0 3 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 70 3 31 38 81.6% 310 0 1 8.2 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 0 5 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 0 3 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Atl 0 7 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind 0 5 1 1 100.0% 25 0 0 25.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 0 8 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten
10 @Was
11 @Hou
12 Car
13 @TB
14 Det
15 Jax
16 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Luke McCown  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   217 lbs
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New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Terron Armstead  PUP-P
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Hau'oli Kikaha  PUP-P
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Keenan Lewis  PUP-P
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Luke McCown: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCown won't play again this season following Tuesday's back surgery, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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McCown will undergo back surgery Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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McCown will visit with a specialist on Monday to examine his injured back, and the injury could hold him out for the rest of the season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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McCown (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, NOLA.com reports.

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McCown completed 31-of-38 passes for 310 yards and an interception Sunday against the Panthers.

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McCown will fill in for Drew Brees (shoulder) on Sunday in Carolina, The Times-Picayune's Evan Woodberry reports.

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McCown completed 8-of-14 passes for 117 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Texans.

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McCown re-signed with the Saints on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

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McCown appears to be the clear-cut backup to Drew Brees at quarterback, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. McCown started Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens, and in his lone drive of the night, he completed all four of his passes, including a three-yard touchdown pass to Travaris Cadet.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

McCown is expected to compete with Ryan Griffin to be Drew Brees' primary backup in New Orleans.

2014

McCown, who attempted one pass for New Orleans in 2013, will serve as Drew Brees' backup quarterback with the Saints.

2013

McCown will serve as the backup to Drew Brees with the Saints.

2012

McCown will serve as Matt Ryan's backup in 2012.

2010

There were rumors in the offseason that McCown could be challenging for David Garrard's starting QB spot, but Garrard's job seems safe at least for now. Still, it's not out of the question to see McCown inserted into the role if Garrard struggles mightily, especially since coach Jack Del Rio is trying to save his own job. Should he start, McCown probably won't put up much bigger numbers than Garrard, but he may not make as many mistakes.

2009

Byron Leftwich and rookie Josh Freeman may be the headliners, but McCown will also get a shot at the Bucs' QB job, and even second-year man Josh Johnson is nominally in the mix. McCown performed well for a stretch in 2007 and can rack up points with his legs, but hes never been considered seriously as a starter during his four prior NFL seasons. New head coach Raheem Morris was promoted from heading up the defensive backs and appointed as offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski, formerly of Boston College and fired for interviewing with the Jets. Jagodzinski hasnt really stayed anywhere long enough to give one a firm sense of his offensive philosophy. He did have a pass-happy attack at Boston College and had a large role in developing NFL-ready Matt Ryan. So maybe the learning curve for Freeman will be accelerated. But to expect returns from him in 2009 is foolish. Yes, Antonio Bryant looked last year like the franchise wide receiver the Bucs designated him as in February. And TE Kellen Winslow will be productive if healthy, though hes rarely that given his chronic knee troubles. The best hope for 2009 production lies with Leftwich; but hes too mechanical lacking the improvisational flair one needs to be a big scorer in the fast-paced NFL world, so don't completely write McCown off.

2008

McCown helped assure the Buccaneers' division title in 2007, stepping in for a Week 13 start when Jeff Garcia was hurt and engineering a road win over the Saints. He's got talent, but really needs some more reps before he can be projected as a possible number one quarterback; he'll likely be the number three for the Bucs this year behind Garcia and Brian Griese.

2007

Once Chris Simms went down for the year in Week Three, the Bucs turned to McCown, who finally got a chance to become a starting quarterback in the NFL ... whoops, dial that one back. McCown injured his knee over the summer, so when Simms went down, McCown was still two months away from being on Jon Gruden's list of options, and he never saw any playing time last year. Unless injuries strike again in camp, McCown is now too far down the depth chart to make the Bucs' regular season roster.

2006

McCown tore the ACL in his right knee in a June workout, and he's expected to miss the entire 2006 season.

2005

McCown will compete with Chris Simms for the backup quarterback role with Tampa Bay. McCown, who came over from the Browns in a draft-day trade, made four starts in December as a rookie; he looked good against the Patriots in his debut but got manhandled a bit afterwards (nine sacks, five interceptions in his last three starts).

2004

McCown has been tabbed the quarterback of the future for the team, so do not expect him to throw many passes this year. Jeff Garcia and Kelly Holcomb will navigate the offense this season.

2003