McCown Could Earn $9 Million This SeasonMarch 13th, 2014
New Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown is not only elated because he’s gone from career journeyman to the unquestioned general of the Bucs offense, Team Glazer also made McCown a very rich man.
ESPN delivered the stunning numbers.
The journeyman quarterback will make $4.75 million in 2014-15 and $5.25 million in 2015-16, the sources told Schefter. The deal also guarantees $4.75 million, a source told ESPN.com’s Michael C. Wright. McCown’s agent, Michael McCartney, confirmed the two-year deal.
He can earn $5 million more in incentives — $1 million each year for playing time and another $3 million for reaching the playoffs, sources told Schefter.
Darn, that’s a lot of cash for an unproven guy for Josh McCown. Heck, Lovie Smith already said he can win 10 games with a nasty defense, strong special team and only little from his offense.
Joe can only imagine what Bucs fans would have said a year ago today about the thought of McCown leading their offense.
But talking to both Lovie Smith and Jason Licht one-on-one yesterday, Joe could see how passionate and sincere both were when they said they believe McCown is a changed/improved quarterback over the past two seasons and an undeniable leader with his best football in front of him.
Joe’s giving McCown a clean slate, of course. Go kick some ass, Josh.
If he looks like the 2013 version of Mike Glennon, well, then McCown won’t be leading the Bucs offense in 2015. Of course, Joe’s desire for Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Football has not been dampened. It’s actually enhanced by the thought of one of them being mentored by McCown.