Expect McCown To Stay (For Now)

September 1st, 2009

Since Byron Leftwich was named the Bucs starting quarterback, a number of Bucs fans have told Joe that Luke McCown, who lost the job that was  his to lose, should be traded.

Who exactly would trade for him and why? Chucky is the only one crazy enough to pull off such a move and he’s in the broadcast booth, not coaching. A team would have to lose all three of its quarterbacks to want to trade for McCown. 

Vacation Man of BSPN.com seems to be of the same mind. He even goes so far as to suggest the Bucs will keep McCown because no one else is desperate enough (yet) to want McCown.

Well, don’t get too caught up in all those trade rumors. Sure, the Bucs gladly would listen to any offer for McCown. But let’s be realistic, what could they really get in return for a guy who didn’t exactly put out a highlight reel of film as he finished second in this race?

Not much. Maybe a seventh-round pick. A sixth-round choice at absolute best. Maybe nothing at all because there probably will be better backup quarterbacks available elsewhere.

I still think McCown will stay with the Bucs. Think about it. They don’t want Josh Freeman playing anytime soon. If they trade McCown, Freeman would be the backup and only a Leftwich injury away from playing.

Joe has a hunch — no one has told him this — that the Bucs are comfortable enough with how Josh Freeman has performed in training camp and preseason that Raheem the Dream wouldn’t be opposed to Freeman being the No. 2 quarterback. After all, Freeman is Raheem the Dream’s baby.

4 Responses to “Expect McCown To Stay (For Now)”

  1. JoeBucsSteveCampbell Says:

    It’s really stupid if we keep this guy beyond the preseason.

  2. Jolly Rodger Says:

    Denver is in a pretty desperate situation.

  3. Joe Says:


    Here’s the trick though: Denver also knows there will likely be better quarterbacks left on the scrapheap next week when teams have to trim their rosters.

  4. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Denver how about this one:

    We give you Luke McCown & Hastings for….

    Brandon Marshall

    Sure brandon is a brat but so was Cutler and you traded him… 😉

    Ok you twisted my arm I’ll thrown in Rudd’s little bro too. Or how about Donte Nicholson?