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New York Jets Training Camp Profile: QB Josh McCown

May 23, 2017; Florham Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass during organized team activities at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2017; Florham Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass during organized team activities at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown this offseason. Here is a training camp profile for the 14-year journeyman.

The New York Jets felt like it was time for a change of scenery at quarterback. Geno Smith was a bust, Ryan Fitzpatrick played awfully and the young guys, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg apparently didn’t show enough. So, they signed 14-year journeyman quarterback in Josh McCown.

McCown has been very up-and-down in his long career, but he seems ready to be consistent. And the Jets obviously seem to like him. So, without further ado, let’s get into this profile, which will discuss his performance last season, how he will do next season, and whether or not he will stay in New York.

2016 SEASON REVIEW

As previously mentioned, McCown has had a very inconsistent career. Last year was one of the bad seasons. McCown threw for six interceptions, only six touchdowns and lost all three of his starts. He also went down with a shoulder injury during the season with the Cleveland Browns.

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2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

There isn’t much evidence to show that he’ll be any good this season, but we can only hope.

Every time a player moves to another team, he has another chance to turn around his career with a fresh start.

If he works hard, gets his timing down with receivers and learns the playbook well, then he should do all right. However, he probably won’t have a winning record since he doesn’t really have any all-star players on his offense (except running back Matt Forte, but he’s too old to be that player that he used to be).

TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

He will most likely be kept unless he gets injured or plays really badly. This organization seems to like him, and they want to use him. They seemed to dislike the performances by Petty, and Hackenberg apparently hasn’t progressed much, if at all, so it seems like McCown will easily win this starting job.

If he does, then we, as fans, should support him. He will have proved to be the best quarterback on the team, and he will deserve our full respect and support.

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