Is Josh McCown A Journeyman?

June 18th, 2014

josh mccown 0618As the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune, said last month on SiriusXM NFL Radio, prior to a handful of games last season with the Bears, Bucs scheduled starting quarterback Josh McCown was the “epitome of a journeyman.” Of course, that may have changed since.

In many NFL circles, referring to a quarterback as a “journeyman” is akin to saying he cannot hack it in the NFL; that he cannot stick with one team.

Now at the ripe age of 34, McCown will get his chance with the Bucs to grab hold of a starting gig full-time and not let go. So in this BSPN video, Prim Siripipat and Tim Hasselbeck whether McCown is a journeyman, or if he can shake that label for good.

24 Responses to “Is Josh McCown A Journeyman?”

  1. Hawk Says:

    Until he proves otherwise, his record indicates that he is a ‘journeyman’ QB. But you say ‘journeyman’ as if it’s a bad thing. The only way to become a journeyman QB, is to be good enough to help a team be successful, in small spurts. There is NO way to predetermine if McCown will shine if he’s the starter. He has the attitude, experience, and physical abilities necessary, but only January 2015 will know if he has what it takes to lead throughout an entire season.

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I agree with Hawk. Better to be a journeyman than a wildly unpredictable “franchise QB” like Josh.

    Journeyman means you have enjoyed a lengthy career. Is there any poster here who wouldn’t love to be an NFL journeyman. I’d stand and hold a clipboard for millions and millions of dollars.

    I also agree with Hawk 100% that nothing we say now means a thing. January 2015 will reveal the truth.

  3. biff barker Says:

    Lighting up the NFC South is a little bit different than stringing 5 good games together and looking good in underwear practice.
    Play the games and we’ll soon see.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    “…referring to a quarterback as a “journeyman” is akin to saying he cannot hack it in the NFL; that he cannot stick with one team.”
    That is exactly what he is by the given fair definition until he can prove otherwise. McCown, please prove you are not a journeyman. Would love to see that happen. Seeing is believing.

  5. pablo Says:

    Pablo believes the cannon will unseat josh as the starter

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Doesn’t matter what he HAS DONE in the past, what matters is what he WILL DO this coming season.

  7. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    But that is the thing, He is going to have to do what he has never done before to keep his job. He has to play 16 games in 1 year, and make some playoffs!

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    Yeah Tom…we should not acquire players through the draft or free agency based at all on what they have already done (or not done) in their playing career. Good stuff!

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    Blah, Blah, Blah. –Joe

  10. Eric Says:

    From the UFL to the pro bowl, I feel it happening.

    Go Josh!

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    Joe- is the page layout not jacked up? The comments are all jammed up to the right if the article and there is a ton of empty white space before the comment submission field. Missing an HTML tag somewhere or something like that. Did my comment need to be deleted? No sense of humor today?

    Amazing to Joe how you always assume the computer issues are not on your end. Joe monitors what’s happening here daily from multiple IP addresses and browsers, from multiple geographical locations.–Joe

  12. DallasBuc Says:

    1) Others on here have had the same issues as me in past
    2) So the issue today is only occurring with this article/page and none other on your site but it is somehow an issue with my iphone5s browser? Okay, maybe…

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    Yes Dallas same weird layout here too.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    I’m in the Dominican Republic.

    Bizzare layout here. The other links? no.

  15. BucsDan Says:

    Journeyman or not, I think he helps this team for the better.

    Joe, I am also having a view problem on this singular page. Refreshed to no avail. Viewing from a laptop.

    Try it again. –Joe

  16. DallasBuc Says:

    Yep looks much better. Thanks Joe!

  17. owlykat Says:

    The reason our players have already picked up Tedford’s Offense is likely more due to Josh quickly mastering it and having private workouts with the Offense and helping them figure it out. Remember Josh took a year off once and coached a high school team and learned how to teach them his offense. That will really pay off when the real season begins!!! Josh is the best thing that has happened to this team next to Lovie. I think he will be even better than Johnson was and he won our only SB.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Of course McCown is a journeyman. Brad Johnson was too.

    **Look up the record, Brad Johnson was no journeyman when he got here. –Joe

    With a journeyman you MIGHT get one superbowl. With someone better, you might get multiple SBs. Too bad we have no one proven to replace him.

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    Yep, Brad Johnson was a starter and very productive prior to landing in Tampa. He was no Drew Brees but he certainly was no Josh McCown either. By definition Brad Johnson was no journeyman. Try again!

  20. canadian bucsfan Says:

    JOE I come to your site multiple times a day with my mobile devise. Haven’t had any issue not once. Keep up the good work!

  21. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Joe, I come here multiple times a day with my mobile device and have not encountered any issues. Keep up the good work!

  22. Joe Says:

    Thanks Canadian! Appreciate the kind words.

  23. Hawk Says:

    Apparently, canadian bucsfan, you ARE having an issue with your mobile device. Go to ‘settings/preferences’ and turn off the ‘repeat’. ;^)
    Good to see some Buc fans from our brothers to the north.

  24. Pruritus Ani Says:

    He’s been in the league for 12 years and this is his 9th team. Yes.. He is a journeyman quarterback.

    By comparison, the quintessential journeyman quarterback, Steve Deberg, was with 6 teams (including Tampa 2x) in 20 years.

    Not saying the guy (McCown) can’t play, but he is what he is.