McCown Not A Week 1 Starter YetMarch 26th, 2014
It caught the football world by storm two weeks ago when the Bucs signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown and Bucs coach Lovie Smith pronounced McCown as his starter.
Better tap those brakes, however. Last night, appearing on “Late Hits” with co-hosts Alex Marvez and Bill Polian, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Bucs general manager Jason Licht big time downplayed Lovie’s declaration.
When Marvez asked Licht why anoint McCown the starter rather than have a training campa competition between him and Mike Glennon, Licht said that is exactly what will happen.
“There will be competition!” Licht said. “Somebody has to take the first rep. And it is going to be Josh McCown. There will be competition, but the keys haven’t been completely handed over to him. Lovie did name him the starting quarterback but there is always competition.”
In short, though Lovie knighted McCown, that doesn’t mean McCown is the starting quarterback come Week 1.
Interesting that Licht did not invoke Glennon’s name. Now there very well may be competition, but that competition could be coming from a yet-to-be-named quarterback the Bucs will draft in May.
Should Joe go ahead and order his No. 2 jersey?