Four Teams Chasing Josh McCownMarch 10th, 2014
Who knew Josh McCown was so popular?
The hot quarterback in free agency (down year, huh?) is touring various ESPN TV and radio shows this morning.
An excellent article out of the Chicago Tribune chronicled McCown’s close ties with Jay Cutler and the Bears but also dove into McCown’s chat about moving on during an appearance on the Mike & Mike show.
“To leave Chicago, it’ll be a situation where I’m looking to compete to start or to start,” McCown said. “And to be able to kind of grow more as a player. And the only way you can do that as a player is on the field. So, that’ll definitely be something that we’re looking at. We’ll see. We’ll see what opportunities come and where we’re at tomorrow.”
Well, if McCown truly wants to start or get a fair shot at starting, then Tampa Bay has to be the best choice he can find. Few, if any NFL front offices have less invested — emotionally, financially and draft picks — than the Bucs’ hierarchy.
McCown told ESPN four teams have started discussions with him in advance of the free agency bell ringing tomorrow at 4 p.m. Joe’s already written that the Bucs were expected to pounce.
It’ll be interesting what other comments/hints McCown might drop as
he tries to jack up his market value the day goes on.