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Josh McCown

36-Year-Old Quarterback – Cleveland Browns

2014 Pass/Rush Stats

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2206

TD

11

INT

14

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127

TD

3

2015 Pass/Rush Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

After posting a 13:1 TD:INT ratio, 8.17 YPA and 66.5 completion percentage in eight games with Chicago in 2013, McCown reverted back to the journeyman quarterback who struggled to hold a backup job fo...

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2015 ADP:  222.87

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 218   DOB: 7/4/1979  College: Sam Houston State  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh McCown Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $14 million contract with the Browns in February of 2015.

August 30, 2015  –  Josh McCown News

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McCown will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Josh 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 28 2 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - 4 -3 -0.8 0 - -
2009 29 1 1 6 16.7% 2 0 0 0.3 0 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2011 31 Chi 3 35 55 63.6% 414 2 4 7.5 0 0 0 0 0 12 68 5.7 0 2 0
2013 33 Chi 8 149 224 66.5% 1829 13 1 8.2 21 3 3 2 0 13 69 5.3 1 3 1
2014 34 TB 11 184 327 56.3% 2206 11 14 6.7 28 6 2 0 0 25 127 5.1 3 10 4
2015 Proj 35 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Josh McCown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Josh 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 28 2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 - - - - 0 - -
2009 29 1 0.1 0.1 0.1 17.4 2 0.0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 Chi 3 10.5 10.5 10.5 68.3 138 3.6 7.3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 33 Chi 8 17.3 17.3 17.3 109.0 229 5.8 0.4 11 32 16 8 4 2 1
2014 34 TB 11 14.8 14.8 14.8 70.5 201 3.4 4.3 36 37 14 2 5 2 1
2015 Proj 35 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Josh McCown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Josh McCown – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

630

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Josh McCown was on the field for 630 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Josh McCown was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2013 380 0
2014 630 0
Josh McCown 2014 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 @Pit 56 0 22 35 62.9% 183 2 2 5.2 1 0 3 27 9.0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
2 NO 57 0 16 21 76.2% 179 0 1 8.5 3 0 2 6 3.0 2 0 0 3 2 0 2 2 1
3 Bal
4 @Ten
5 Pit
6 @Jax
7 Oak
8 TB
9 @Cin
10 Hou 50 0 15 23 65.2% 288 2 0 12.5 5 2 3 8 2.7 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
11 @Atl 76 0 25 48 52.1% 341 1 2 7.1 5 2 3 12 4.0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Buf 65 0 15 29 51.7% 190 0 1 6.6 3 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ind 64 0 20 39 51.3% 250 2 2 6.4 4 1 4 8 2.0 0 1 1 8 3 0 1 0 0
14 Cin 55 0 13 28 46.4% 154 1 1 5.5 1 0 2 21 10.5 1 3 2 3 1 0 1 0 0
15 @Car 49 0 12 26 46.2% 147 0 1 5.7 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Bal 67 0 14 23 60.9% 115 1 1 5.0 0 0 2 6 3.0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0

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 Josh McCown
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Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   218 lbs
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Josh McCown: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCown completed 17 of 23 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns, adding three carries for 20 yards, in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

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McCown won't miss any practice time due to his jammed ring finger, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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McCown, who had his hand wrapped after Thursday's preseason game, is dealing with a jammed ring finger but X-rays on his hand were negative, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Coach Mike Pettine reaffirmed Saturday that McCown remains the starting quarterback, ESPN Cleveland reports.

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McCown completed 5-of-5 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against the Redskins.

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McCown remains the No. 1 quarterback on the Cleveland depth chart, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Monday that McCown will likely be the Week 1 starter, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports.

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Although he did say he can't make any guarantees, Pettine again made it clear that McCown is a heavy favorite to beat out Johnny Manziel for the starting job. Pettine previously indicated in May that "it's fair to say" McCown is the frontrunner. The Browns are hoping a strong offensive line and running game can make up for a lack of receiving talent, so they'll likely have one of the league's most run-heavy offenses if things go according to plan. Of course, it's quite possible the Browns will struggle to stay competitive, in which case they'd often be forced to abandon the run and rely on their highly questionable passing attack. All and all, this is one of the least favorable situations in the league for passing production.
McCown appears to be the favorite for the Browns' starting quarterback position heading into camp, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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McCown was one of the main topics of conversation during a Monday radio interview with head coach Mike Pettine, who stated that "it's fair to say" the veteran is the frontrunner for the job. He'll have to hold off Johnny Manziel if he wants to maintain that status, just as Brian Hoyer had to do prior to the 2014 season. McCown has seen recent success as a starter, throwing for 24 touchdowns (compared to 15 interceptions) in 19 games between the Bears and Buccaneers during the last two seasons. It is worth noting that the 35-year-old quarterback had significantly better weapons to work with at the receiver position than he currently has in Cleveland, however. Fresh off a three-year deal with the Browns, McCown will look to bring the organization stability at the position, but it's difficult to tout him as more than a backup fantasy quarterback at this point.

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2015

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2014

While coach Marc Trestman has plenty of supporters, he probably doesn't have a bigger fan than McCown, who went from an afterthought backup – one that was out of the league in 2010 – to one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the entire NFL last year. Although his 13-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio likely isn't replicable, McCown heads into another good-looking situation in Tampa Bay, where he'll have a trio of 6-foot-5, highly athletic pass-catching threats in tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and wideouts Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. He should also benefit from a strong running game led by Doug Martin, and rookie third-round pick Charles Sims is one of the most talented receiving backs in the league. Coach Lovie Smith said in March that McCown would likely start for Tampa, so he should be able to hold off 2013 third-round pick Mike Glennon if a quarterback competition develops. One wild card in all this is the arrival of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, who ran California's football program from 2002 to 2012 but has never called plays in the NFL. Tedford's offense will likely be fairly balanced – it was pro-style and somewhat run-heavy by Pac-12 standards – but its exact vision is difficult to anticipate.

2013

After filling in reliably for Jay Cutler in two starts in 2011, McCown never got off the bench in 2012 as the third quarterback but will re-assume top backup duties with the departure of Jason Campbell. He possesses some mobility but would likely oversee a ground-heavy attack if called upon in the event of another Cutler injury.

2012

McCown will be the third string quarterback behind Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell in 2012.

2009

Capable backup quarterback, who could definitely have some value if anything happens to starter Jake Delhomme in 2009.

2008

New offensive coordinator Dan Henning orchestrated some big-time passing attacks for both the Jets and Panthers. And head coach Tony Sparano had a big hand in the Cowboys offensive success, which was predicated on an explosive passing game. But this QB crop is weak. Henne is going to be given a chance to start in order to speed up his development in what's likely to be a wasted year. He's the proverbial "Box of Chocolates" long term; but he has virtually no chance of being a productive fantasy passer in 2008. So only keeper-league players need apply. The new Miami regime obviously turned the page on Beck, so why shouldn't we? McCown did some good things for the Raiders last year, and stranger things have happened than him becoming a useful player on a team that's probably going to take a hit on defense and lose a lot of games (and thus throw more often). He's shown enough to deserve a season- long shot somewhere as a starter, but the Dolphins seem emotionally invested in Henne as their QB of the future. But if someone in the NFL this year is going to pull a Derek Anderson, our money is on McCown.

2007

The journeyman may get some starts while the team preps prized rookie QB JaMarcus Russell. Head coach Lane Kiffin has been extremely impressed with McCown's attitude and work ethic.

2006

There are major questions about who will be at the helm of the Mike Martz-led attack heading into training camp. Martz’s presence is a big consideration when you take the Lions QB. But make sure your expectation is Martz Lite, as former defensive coordinator and current head coach Rod Marinelli will surely rein him in somewhat. This could be very good for the Lions’ QB, as it will help keep him in one piece. But there is no denying Martz’s offensive genius and ability to develop QBs. Add Detroit’s exciting receivers, especially the potentially dynamic Roy Williams, and a nice back in Kevin Jones to the offensive mix, and you have the makings of an explosive attack. Who will take the helm? McCown had an 82 rating last year close/late (41 attempts). He didn’t display great arm-strength, and his accuracy is similar to Kitna’s, with 16.7 percent poor throws (15.7 percent in ’04). McCown could make some plays with his legs, as he had 139 rushing yards last year despite starting only six games. So, 250 yards and a few TDs is a decent rushing projection if he were to land the job. If you’re looking for a tiebreaker among the QBs, their respective Wonderlic results might hold the answer. Martz is very big on the test, having recently assembled the NFL’s highest-scoring Wonderlic squad in St. Louis. McCown scored 30 on the intelligence test, which is very good. At the very least, if Kitna gets the job, any owner would be wise to grab McCown as an end-game pocket pick.

2005

Coach Dennis Green named Kurt Warner the starting quarterback in May, but if the injury-prone Warner were to go down, McCown would get another shot, this time with a healthy Anquan Boldin (provided he ends his holdout) and a more experienced Larry Fitzgerald. McCown, is a good athlete with good arm strength and surprising speed, but he needs to get rid of the ball quicker and improve his decision-making.

2004

The Cardinals’ QB wasn't awful last year and will produce some points with his legs. And he has a QB-friendly coach in Dennis Green and two outstanding possession receivers in Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. But Green wants to win right away and may not be patient should McCown experience a sophomore slump. McCown wasn't bad in terms of accuracy last year (15.7 percent poor throws), though he was late on too many passes (nine percent of his passes were defensed).