High Flying Josh McCownApril 18th, 2014
Undaunted by the millions Connor Barth lost last year because he got hurt playing in a charity basketball game, new Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown put on a basketball uniform recently to join Anquan Boldin and other NFL players in a hoops game for the Pahokee, FL, community.
NFL Fan Pass produced a highlight reel, and McCown is the featured baller.
Here’s the video. There’s not exactly lockdown defense being played, but you’ll get a different look at McCown and his athleticism, which Lovie Smith has told reporters will surprise them on the football field.
The athleticism Lovie speaks of scares Joe a bit. Frankly, if McCown is the starter (he turns 35 in July), then Joe doesn’t want to see him out of the pocket too often. The odds of him holding up for a 16-game season with that kind of playing style are flimsy.
Yes, the same goes for a rookie quarterback like Johnny Football or Teddy Bridgewater. But Father Time can’t be beaten, and McCown is on the wrong end of that battle.