Instant analysis: Eagles sign a veteran QB


Today, the Eagles signed journeyman Josh McCown to a one-year deal. McCown announced his retirement earlier this summer but the Eagles have become a team in need after the last two injuries to Sudfeld and Kessler.

McCown fits the mold that team needs, he’s been a decent backup and starter throughout his career, playing for the likes of the Jets, Browns, Bucs, Bears, Panthers, Lions, Raiders and Cardinals.

He’s thrown 98 touchdowns to 82 interceptions throughout his career with a completion percentage of 60%.

It’s not his numbers that stand out when talking about McCown, instead, it’s his experience and poise throughout games that have made him a reliable back up. Now at the age of 40, McCown is actually on a Super Bowl contender in hopes to end his career on the right note, with a Super Bowl ring.

The team signed McCown to a one year deal with $2 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $5.4 million with incentives. The expectation is that he will head back to broadcasting for ESPN after.

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