Free agent QB Josh McCown to visit Jets, per reports

There’s a new name in the New York Jets quarterback shuffle: Josh McCown.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the 37-year-old quarterback is “on his way” to visit the Jets, a visit that will take place on Friday and Saturday. Rapoport added that the veteran “also has Cowboys interested.”

McCown, who has lasted 14 seasons with seven different teams in the NFL, most recently played with the Cleveland Browns, where he appeared in five games and started three.

With Cleveland in 2016, McCown completed 54.5 percent of his passes for 1,100 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. The numbers are slightly down from the 2015 season in which he threw for 12 touchdowns and just four interceptions in eight games as Cleveland’s starter. Overall in his career, McCown has thrown 79 touchdowns to 69 interceptions.

Currently, New York has two quarterbacks on its roster: Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Petty was a part-time starter in 2016 who got his chance toward the end of the season, but didn’t display any game-breaking skills. Meanwhile, Hackenberg, who is entering his second season, did not get any playing time in his rookie season, as he was inactive for all but one of New York’s games.

Photo courtesy of Cleveland Browns / Twitter

About Max Marcilla

Max is a sophomore broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland. He is the news director for WMUC Sports, a reporter for The Left Bench TV and the co-owner of New York Jet Fuel, a site dedicated to covering the New York Jets. You can contact Max at and follow him on Twitter @MMarcilla98.

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